Holy Mackerel Now this is not good
Here in Toronto this is going to make a Casino look like small change.
Ontario Court of Appeal greenlights brothels, sweeps aside many of Canada’s anti-prostitution laws
•LEGAL: Working in organized brothels or “bawdy houses”
•LEGAL: Hiring drivers, bodyguards and support staff
•ILLEGAL: Openly soliciting customers on the street
•ILLEGAL: “Exploitation” of sex workers by pimps
TORONTO – The Court of Appeal for Ontario has swept aside some of the country’s anti-prostitution laws saying they place unconstitutional restrictions on prostitutes’ ability to protect themselves.
The landmark decision means sex workers will be able to hire drivers, bodyguards and support staff and work indoors in organized brothels or “bawdy houses,” while “exploitation” by pimps remains illegal.
However, openly soliciting customers on the street remains prohibited with the judges deeming that “a reasonable limit on the right to freedom of expression.”
The province’s highest court suspended the immediate implementation of striking the bawdy house law for a year to allow the government an opportunity to amend the Criminal Code.