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Canadian Supreme Court Strikes Down All Prostitution Laws


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In a 9-0 decision, the Canadian Supreme Court struck down all laws against prostitution. They included laws against keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution, and street soliciting.

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/20/canada-anti-prostitution-law_n_4480105.html

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With the relaxing of these rules, will that have an impact on pricing?

I'm off to Toronto for the holidays and will have to do some sexploring :) I recall there was some hustler action in downtown near Jarvis/Breadalbane in the late 1980s.

 

 

Thanks for sharing this exciting news LBT! Too bad the U.S. isn't as progressive as our neighbors...I must start planning a trip North of the Border asap.:)
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The current laws will remain in effect for a year while the Canadian Parliament decides what to do about the High Court ruling.

 

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Exactly! The fed. gov't has one year to change the current laws so that they don't infringe on anyone's constitutional rights. Now that being said, is anyone going to be actually charged during this year-long wait? Arrested -maybe, but then actually charged, I can't see it.

 

The current laws will remain in effect for a year while the Canadian Parliament decides what to do about the High Court ruling.

 

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Well done, our Supreme Court, though I'm sure the federal gov't will try to come up with some alternative laws in the next year. This will mainly impact female sex workers. Women have more safety concerns, so have more to gain by working together in brothels and employing security, drivers, etc. Some women (as well as TS/TV) are involved in street soliciting, but the 'Boys Town' scene in Toronto is long gone. Frankly, the weather in Canada is pretty inhospitable to this type of activity more than half the year. With few exceptions, male escorts in Canada are independent, advertising on the internet, working from the comfort of their own homes and/or doing outcalls. The police already took no interest in us, unless there were complaints.

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It will be interesting to see how this plays out. I know that most forum members think this is great, because it seems so "progressive", but as a die-hard socialist (there's one in every crowd) will this lead to greater crime and human abuse? Any good capitalist, free market country should love this since it gives them an opportunity to tax more and profit, but maybe Canada will try this and like the Nordic countries and France have second thoughts when they see the true costs of doing this? Canada has always been one of my favorite countries, in my travels there I've always been impressed by how they seem to value their citizens; so I'm sure whatever they end up doing will be in everyone's best interest.

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