PRAISE FOR INVISIBLE CHAINS
"Many Canadians think they are far removed from issues like human trafficking and sexual exploitation. This book proves otherwise by explaining exactly how these types of serious human rights violations occur on a day-to-day basis at home and abroad."
- Roméo Dallaire, Lieutenant General (ret'd), Senator
"The women depicted here are heartbreakingly recognizable. Their exploitation is occurring right on our doorsteps, and Invisible Chains is a powerful indictment of human trafficking in Canada."
- Deepa Mehta, filmmaker
"This book shines light into the darkest corners of Canada. An unflinching account of modern-day slavery in our communities, it will leave you shocked, outraged, and compelled to act."
- Preston Manning, former Leader of the Official Opposition
"Compelling, powerful, and thought-provoking. Invisible Chains is a riveting journey that exposes Canada's role in the international trade in people."
- Lloyd Axworthy, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
"Invisible Chains cracks open what must be our shocking secret - Canada's thriving sex slavery industry. Benjamin Perrin has a gift for storytelling and I can't think of a more important story to tell."
- Monte Solberg, former Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
"Perrin provides an in-depth account of domestic sex trafficking in Canada, how it is affecting First Nations in alarming rates, and provides the necessary awareness and tools to combat human trafficking."
- Grand Chief Ron Evans, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
"Perrin documents how debt and intimidation--if not shackles--produce slavery right in North America. His roadmap to invert punishment of victims and impunity for exploiters--and johns--bests any in print."
- Ambassador Mark Lagon, former director of the U.S. State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
"Invisible Chains is a call to action. Perrin has gone beyond the statistics to shine a light on the horrific realities of this hideous type of victimization. Every Canadian should read this book and demand their political leaders act on Perrin's recommendations to rescue these women and children."
- Steve Sullivan, former Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime
"Invisible Chains makes modern-day slavery visible for all to see. A compassionate account of the stories of survivors, this book is a moving call to action."
- Joy Smith, MP and Chair, House of Commons Committee on Health
"When your children ask you what you did to end slavery in Canada, what will you say? Benjamin Perrin has ended any doubt that there is slavery in Canada today that feeds on our ignorance and destroys lives. Canadian citizens, people of the First Nations, and vulnerable adults and children from overseas have been tricked and abused into sexual exploitation and forced labor - real slavery. The wonderful truth is that Canada can be slavery free, and Perrin clearly spells out the plan to make this a truly free country. This is a book to change and save lives. Buy it for your friends, your local library, your church, your book club and for your Member of Parliament. Then ask your MP, `Now is the time to end slavery in Canada, what are we going to do?'"
- Dr. Kevin Bales, President of Free the Slaves and author of Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
PRAISE FOR AUTHOR BENJAMIN PERRIN
Benjamin Perrin is a "hero in the fight against modern-day slavery"
- U.S. State Department, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons
"At least we have an outspoken expert in the field and advocate for victims in the person of the University of British Columbia's Benjamin Perrin."
- Edmonton Journal
"Perrin's own story is one of inspiration. It validates the saying that one person can make a difference."
- Winnipeg Sun
"Today, Prof. Perrin is at the forefront of the human-trafficking issue. His reports have changed laws here and, in many instances, he's as much an investigator as he is scholar, meeting with victims and social-services agencies to learn traffickers' techniques and determine where trafficking rings have popped up."
- The Globe & Mail
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