CAQ calls for committee to study teen prostitution
The CAQ wants to create a committee at the National Assembly to study the issue of teen prostitution.
Former Montreal police officer Ian Lafreniere is spearheading the effort.
Lafreniere is now the CAQ MNA for Vachon.
CAQ MNA Lise Lavallee is also behind the initiative.
Lafreniere says there’s a lack of understanding about the problem, and the government needs more information to be able to deal with it.
“It's not a problem that will be only from the police side. We're talking about education - we're talking about the health system - so it's a really important fact,” Lafreniere explained. “
And actually there are some projects now -- we're talking about Montreal, Longueuil, Laval, Quebec City -- those police services have done projects to work against juvenile prostitution,” he added.