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Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human Trafficking Paperback – Oct 4 2011
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About the Author
BENJAMIN PERRIN is an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law and a leading expert on human trafficking. As senior policy adviser to the minister of citizenship and immigration, and a witness before several parliamentary committees, he has advised the federal government on this issue. He has also worked overseas with victims and assisted in the prosecution of child sex offenders as executive director of The Future Group, a non-governmental organization that he founded in 2000 to combat human trafficking.
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"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.Read more ›
Invisible Chains describes, in detail, the Canadian side of human trafficking - of all manner of frightened and disandvantaged human beings - many of whom thought they were coming to a better life.
I appreciated the index at the back of the book to volunteer associations in every Canadian province.
Benjamin Perrin details the way to work together to diminish the success of such terrible abuse and crime.
Eleanor Cowan, author of: A History of a Pedophile's Wife: Memoir of a Canadian Teacher and Writer
It gives a detailed analysis on trafficking in Canada as well as the insufficient and ineffective ways Canada has tried, or more accurately, hasn't tried to tackle human trafficking.
The statistics and stories that appear will shock and anger you. This book is a must read.
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Clear, informative and particularly effective in recommendations on what could be done at all levels to combat trafficking, including as an individual.Published 20 months ago by sandra Harrison
i enjoyed the product a lot... pretty much like it was advised and even more... i can say im satisfiedPublished on Dec 23 2013 by james 007
It is a first book that talks about human trafficking in Canada. This book discusses the issue of human trafficking happening in Canada and compares different legislation from... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2012 by I CHUN HO