ARNOLD VIERSEN, MP
CO-CHAIR

Elected into the House of Commons in 2015, Arnold was a founding Co-Chair of the All-Party Group to End Modern Slavery in 2018. As an MP, he has used his voice to amplify the testimonies of sexual exploitation survivors. Arnold is an advocate against online sexual violence and human trafficking and is a member of the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs.  In 2015, his motion M-47 unanimously passed resulting in a health study about the effects of degrading sexually explicit material on Canadians.

“Over the past year, the APPG has worked with colleagues in both Houses to raise awareness about human trafficking and advance solutions. The APPG is making a difference in the fight against human trafficking in Canada and abroad and I look forward to continuing our work in this new Parliament.”

Arnold Viersen, Member of Parliament for Peace River – Westlock
(Conservative Party)


JULIE MIVILLE-DECHÊNE, Senator
CO-CHAIR

Before being appointed in 2018, Miville-Dechêne had a long career in the public service sector as an award-winning journalist. Since her Senate appointment in June 2018, Senator Julie Miville-Dechêne has presented Bill S-211 on modern slavery, founded the Canadian Association of Feminist Parliamentarians, and serves on other Parliamentary groups.

“I am pleased to have been able to join the APPG as Acting Co-Chair in early 2020. The teamwork between the Co-Chairs gave me significant support when tabling the Modern Slavery Act in the Senate. We were also able to make our critical voice heard on the excesses of pornographic platforms on the Internet, particularly with regard to illegal content involving the sexual exploitation of children.”

Julie Miville-Dechêne, Senator for Quebec
(Independent Senators Group)


JOHN MCKAY, MP
CO-CHAIR

MP John McKay is serving his eighth term in the House of Commons. He has used his position in Parliament to work on anti-slavery files in Canada, calling for transparency and accountability in global business and development. In 2018, he first introduced a private members’ bill to adopt the Modern Slavery Act.

“Slavery and human trafficking are not partisan issues. Canadians would be shocked to know that these human rights abuses continue to this day, and that Canada is not immune. I am pleased to serve as Co-Chair for the APPG and appreciate my Parliamentary colleagues who are willing to put politics aside to work together to tackle this very serious issue.”

John McKay, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Guildwood
(Liberal Party)


ANDRÉANNE LAROUCHE, MP
CO-CHAIR

Throughout her life, Andréanne Larouche has been involved with her community through project management and volunteer work. After successfully running for office in 2019, MP Larouche serves as the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women and became a Co-Chair of the APPG during the spring of 2020.

“As new Co-Chair, I am very pleased to join the APPG to combat sexual exploitation. I will make a point of rigorously debating the Modern Slavery Act. At the invitation of the APPG, I have already had the opportunity to hear testimony from survivors of prostitution and will do everything in my power to enrich and deepen discussions on this issue, which should not exist in 2020.”

Andréanne Larouche, Member of Parliament for Shefford
(Bloc Québécois)


Members

Ziad AboultaifMember of Parliament
Salma AtaullahjanSenator
Michael BarrettMember of Parliament
Wanda Thomas BernardSenator
Kelly BlockMember of Parliament
Pierre-Hugues BoisvenuSenator
Yvonne BoyerSenator
Bev BussonSenator
Colin CarrieMember of Parliment
Daniel ChristmasSenator
Kerry DiotteMember of Parliament
Rosemarie FalkMember of Parliament
Ted FalkMember of Parliament
Garnett GenuisMember of Parliament
Jasraj S HallanMember of Parliament
Rachael HarderMember of Parliament
Nancy HartlingSenator
Tamara JansenMember of Parliament
Iqra KhalidMember of Parliament
Tom KmiecMember of Parliament
Patti LaBoucane-BensonSenator
Andréanne LaroucheMember of Parliament
Tony LoffredaSenator
Elizabeth MayMember of Parliament
John McKayMember of Parliament
Marilou McPhedranSenator
Julie Miville-DechêneSenator
Ratna OmidvarSenator
Kim PateSenator
Judy SgroMember of Parliament
Nelly ShinMember of Parliament
Gerald SorokaMember of Parliament
Tako van PoptaMember of Parliament
Karen VecchioMember of Parliament
Arnold ViersenMember of Parliament
Kate Young Member of Parliament