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MP Joy Smith is calling on the Canadian government to make Feb. 22 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
"Until slavery has been eradicated, there is much to be done," Smith said. "We need to get the message out that regardless of who you are, where you live or what you do, you can be a part of the solution to stopping human trafficking."
The day also marks when Parliament adopted Smith’s private-member motions, which she said was "a powerful statement by condemning human trafficking and calling for Canada to take steps to combat human trafficking in Canada and abroad."
Smith said government alone will not end "modern-day slavery."
In 2010, Smith released a proposal for a national plan to combat human trafficking called Connecting the Dots.
"Each Canadian must take steps to prevent human trafficking and end this brutal injustice," Smith said.
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