On April 25, 2012, the Federal government announced that it will appeal the Ontario Court of Appeal decision that struck down Canada's prostitution laws as unconstitutional, specifically the Criminal Code provisions prohibiting “keeping or using a common bawdy house” and the “living off the avails of prostitution” provision...
On March 26, 2012, the Ontario Court of Appeal acknowledged that, “prostitution is a controversial topic, one that provokes heated and heartfelt debate about morality, equality, personal autonomy and public safety,” and overturned two of the three sections of the Criminal Code's prostitution law on the grounds that they are unconstitutional.
We wrote about a controversial challenge to Canada's prostitution laws last year, and the judge hearing the case has finally released her decision—in favour of the sex-trade workers who raised the challenge. "I have found that the law as it stands, is currently contributing to the danger faced by prostitutes,” said the judge.
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