On Friday, over fears of human trafficking and exploitation, the Canadian government announced a ban on foreign strippers.
According to officials Canada will no longer offer visas for any foreign strippers and when current one-year work visas expire they will not be renewed. The new plan also applies to women who work in massage parlors or who work for escort agencies.
Since 2006 the Canadian government has issued visas for 496 exotic dancers, however in 2011 only 12 such permissions were granted. With the new law 700 workers will lose their visas and be forced to return back to their native countries.
“The government cannot in good conscience continue to admit temporary foreign workers to work in businesses in sectors where there are reasonable grounds to suspect a risk of sexual exploitation,” says Canada’s immigration minister. But advocates for the adult entertainment industry say that as long as those jobs are legal in Canada, the government is discriminating against valid workers. “They’re destroying the industry by creating a labor shortage,” says a spokesman for the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada, adding that strip clubs will probably end up recruiting foreign students, who are allowed to work part-time. “The word exotic means foreign, and that’s what people want to see,” he says.
Some think Canada is just saying they don’t need any extra hohz in the country.. But obviously some pimp went a bit too fat upside the head of some girl and it got back to the right person..