You may remember a story from last summer about strip club owners publicly throwing a fit after the federal government stopped granting visas to foreigners who want to come to Canada to disrobe for money.
The Sun story began like this:
TORONTO – Recruiters of teenage strippers may soon be scouring Toronto high schools in search of female students who can be groomed into disrobing part-time as exotic dancers to earn college tuition.
A flyer praising the benefits of the burlesque trade has been produced to target students in high schools, colleges and universities in the Toronto area, says a group representing dancers and club owners.
The brochure claims working as a dancer pays well, offers flexible hours and makes a “great part-time job to raise college tuition.”
You can read the rest here.
A great part-time job to raise college tuition? Some might say so, but at least one university student in London, Ont. hoping to study medicine wouldn’t. For ‘Jasmine’, the strip club became her gateway to human trafficking, prostitution, and rape. Here’s part of a recent story I wrote: Read more…