Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human Trafficking by Benjamin PerrinInvisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human Trafficking by Benjamin Perrin

Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human Trafficking

byBenjamin Perrin

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in Quebec and sold them for sex to high-profile men in the community.

The global problem of human trafficking is only beginning to be recognized in Canada, even though it has been hidden in plain sight. In Invisible Chains, Benjamin Perrin, an award-winning law professor and policy expert, exposes cases of human trafficking, recording in-depth interviews with people on the front lines—police officers, social workers, and the victims themselves—and bringing to light government records released under access-to-information laws.


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...
Title:Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human TraffickingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.95 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143174797

ISBN - 13:9780143174790

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A well researched and absorbing look at human trafficking in Canada at the time Law professor Benjamin Perrin has written a good book here. He uses detail (but not too much detail. to take a look at sex trafficking and forced labour in Canada and the way traffickers operate, who the victims are, any possible legal issues and solutions to this problem. He is also able to add colour to the many actors in the book. I do have a few issues with the book as in some places are just a way to promote Stephen Harper's tough on crime agenda. Good or not it may not be an appropriate book for this sort. Also, I can't help but be perturbed when he chides human traffickers for being racist for saying their gang member rivals are mostly Haitian black but he doesn't think it's sexist to say that most human traffickers are male, even if this is true. Overall however, it does give a revealing look at an important subject as of its writing
Date published: 2017-01-04