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Supreme Court strikes down Canada's prostitution laws
« on: December 20, 2013, 11:27:35 AM »
http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/politics/story/1.2471572

December 20, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws in a unanimous decision, and given Parliament one year to come up with new legislation — should it choose to do so.

    'It is not a crime in Canada to sell sex for money.'- Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, Supreme Court of Canada

In striking down laws prohibiting brothels, living on the avails of prostitution and communicating in public with clients, the top court ruled Friday that the laws were over-broad and grossly disproportionate.

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"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie

"In the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, and its vast patronage, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them." —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.

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Re: Supreme Court strikes down Canada's prostitution laws
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 11:35:38 AM »
In other words, Canadian laws had laws prohibiting everything to do with prostitution but apparently never outlawed prostitution itself.

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"Just because people in positions of authority are stupid, it doesn’t mean you have to go along with it." —Arlo Guthrie

"In the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, and its vast patronage, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them." —Richard Henry Dana, Jr.


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