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    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    By Randall Palmer, Reuters

    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    [...]

    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have no meaningful choice" but to "engage in the risky economic activity of prostitution," and that the law should not make such lawful activity more dangerous.

    "It makes no difference that the conduct of pimps and johns is the immediate source of the harms suffered by prostitutes," she wrote.

    "The impugned laws deprive people engaged in a risky, but legal, activity of the means to protect themselves against those risks."

    [...]

    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution - World News

    And the further erosion of decent standards.

    The Justice's reasoning is absurd. Or is that liberal?
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Sounds like they got it right.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Well, that let's Rob Ford off the hook in one area.










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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    By Randall Palmer, Reuters

    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    [...]

    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have no meaningful choice" but to "engage in the risky economic activity of prostitution," and that the law should not make such lawful activity more dangerous.

    "It makes no difference that the conduct of pimps and johns is the immediate source of the harms suffered by prostitutes," she wrote.

    "The impugned laws deprive people engaged in a risky, but legal, activity of the means to protect themselves against those risks."

    [...]

    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution - World News

    And the further erosion of decent standards.

    The Justices reasoning is absurd. Or is that liberal?
    Awww, are you sad that you don't get to tell other people what they can do with their own bodies? Silly statist.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    EXCELLENT and WISE decision. There will be far fewer women criminals and women can legally begin to retain their employment monies without having to have pimps and all the other illegal activity connected with illegal prostitution. It's like mmj here in CA vs ID. In ID, my illegal dealer at first tried really hard to get me to try harder drugs til he figured out the answer would always be no. Here where I'm not legal, but mmj is and my dealer is actually a legal dealer as well, never has anything except mmj been offered. When the lower "crimes" are released from the illegality, it does seem to decouple them from other worst illegalities.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Good news!

    The bad news? The women are Canadian eh? (women in flannel wearing toques, eatin Tim Hortons' listening to Bryan Adams, not the sexiest thing I can think of)
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Awww, are you sad that you don't get to tell other people what they can do with their own bodies? Silly statist.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Of course prostitution should be legal. Seems like the court is kind of copping out by deciding it on the basis of "safety" rather than just plain personal freedom, but the result is the result.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    By Randall Palmer, Reuters

    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    [...]

    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have no meaningful choice" but to "engage in the risky economic activity of prostitution," and that the law should not make such lawful activity more dangerous.

    "It makes no difference that the conduct of pimps and johns is the immediate source of the harms suffered by prostitutes," she wrote.

    "The impugned laws deprive people engaged in a risky, but legal, activity of the means to protect themselves against those risks."

    [...]

    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution - World News

    And the further erosion of decent standards.

    The Justice's reasoning is absurd. Or is that liberal?
    What's wrong with that decision? Sounds smart to me.

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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong.
    Well, liberty had a major victory in Canada today. A person can now do with their own body what they choose. This seems to upset you. What other conclusions are we to draw here?
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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