Dec 20, 2013
By AM740 Staff
A sad day for women and girls in Canada. That’s the reaction of the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Kim Pate to today’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that this country’s anti-prostitution laws are not constitutional. The court’s ruling was unanimous. In its 9-0 decision the Supreme Court struck down all three prostitution-related prohibitions. They are against keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution and street soliciting. Sex worker Valerie Scott says it should be left to municipalities to regulate the sex trade. The government has a year to to come up with new prostitution laws.