The following factum of the intervenor was prepared by Goldblatt Partners LLP on behalf of Egale Canada and the Enchanté Network for the Ontario Superior Court case being led by the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform. The factum highlights the discrimination against sex workers embedded in the Charter, particularly those who are trans people and MSM (men who have sex with men). Canadian human rights organizations are taking a stand alongside trans and MSM individuals as they defend their right to equal protection under the law. 

The case’s proceedings began on October 3, 2022, and will be heard through October 7, 2022.