human trafficking in Canada, Aboriginal girls remain forgotten
If the Olympics is held in Prairie providence
If the Olympics is held in Prairie providence, the problem of sex trafficking of Aboriginal would have received the attention from the media that they rightly deserved. After all, the international community including the U.S. government would have prompted Canada to clean up the streets before the Olympics in Prairie. Granted blaming the immigrants and cracking down on their visa status have been the easiest outlets for many governments to demonstrate some efforts to its fight against human trafficking before the U.S. States Department.
In my experience of working at a nonprofit organization with the government authorities, governments are more likely to respond to the pressure of the U.S. government than any other entities in the international organizations. The Canadian government's increased effort to crackdown human trafficking has brought some fruits like the arrests in Calary. However, it, nevertheless, is far from attacking the problmes of human trafficking in nationwide. Also, it appears to be a quick fix for the Canadian government to demonstrate some efforts before the U.S. authority. The crackdown seems to be concentrated on the deporation of illegal immigrations in Vancouver area, where the Olympics is scheduled to be held in 2010. Though the sex trafficking of Aboriginal girls is much serious and lasted longer than any other forms of human trafficking, the Canadian government has failed to come up with the right legal mechanism to address the issue. One can only assume that the Canadian government is perhaps more interested in accommodating the interests of the U.S. rather than those of its own citizens. For further information, read my article on Examiner.com