In September Craigslist shut down it's prostitution ads in the U.S. when it received complaints from the attorneys general of 17 states. The ads have persisted outside of the U.S. however and on Friday Alberta's Justice Minister and Solicitor General sent a letter to Craigslist requesting the removal of erotic ads appearing in this country following suit of 3 other Canadian Provinces.
"Alberta has and will continue focusing on investigating and prosecuting any allegations of human trafficking whenever the evidence warrants," Alberta Justice spokesperson Jody Korchinski said.
"However, the ministers also recognize that advocacy and awareness … does also play an important role, which is why they decided to lend their support to their colleagues which have raised this issue in past weeks."
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