Canada’s Pitiful Record in Combating Human Trafficking
The Lawyers Weekly – February 4, 2011
Michael Rappaport writes: “Invisible Chains is a brave book for shining a light on the dark, seedy corners of our communities and abroad, which most of us would rather ignore.”
Sex Slaves in Canada
Literary Review of Canada – December 2010
Professor Amir Attaran reviewed Invisible Chains, calling it “highly necessary and superbly researched, and is an unparalleled intellectual contribution to its field”.
Books: The 2010 Globe 100
Compiled by Martin Levin and Jack Kirchhoff
Globe and Mail, November 27, 2010
NON-FICTION: POLITICS & SOCIAL STUDIES
INVISIBLE CHAINS: Canada’s Underground World of Human Trafficking
By Benjamin Perrin (Viking Canada)
Reviewed by Julian Sher: In a searing look at the little-known world of human trafficking in Canada, Benjamin Perrin documents the heartbreaking stories of young women and children sold for sex in conditions that amount to modern-day slavery. He exposes the lamentable response by the justice system and makes a passionate plea for action few readers can ignore.
The Slave trade makes a comeback in Canada
Calgary Herald, November 14, 2010
Columnist Mark Milke reviewed Invisible Chains, calling it “sobering…a necessary read. Professor Perrin’s book will do much good.” Read Review.
Book Review: Invisible Chains
The Salvation Army’s Ethics Centre published a review of Invisible Chains, calling it “well researched…a must-read…hopeful”. It also says: “This book is an excellent resource for individuals and groups within Canada who are trying to fight against the sale and exploitation of human beings.” Read Review.
Sex trafficking: a national disgrace
Globe and Mail, October 15, 2010
Investigative journalist and author Julian Sher reviewed Invisible Chains for the Globe and Mail, calling it “powerful…clear and thoughtful.” Sher writes: “Perrin’s commitment and convictions are inspiring. The invisible chains he seeks to break are invisible only because we choose not to see them. He wants us to open our eyes to the modern-day slavery all around us – and his book is just the call to action that Canada needs.” Read review.
B.C. prof shines light on modern-day slavery
Winnipeg Free Press, October 9, 2010
Brenlee Carrington, the Law Society of Manitoba’s equity ombudswoman, reviewed Invisible Chains, calling it “brilliant…extremely well-written and well-organized.” She adds “Invisible Chains is such an excellent and important work that deserves to attract a wide readership.” Read review.