#1
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010...ion-law028.html
Article
An Ontario court has thrown out key provisions of Canada's anti-prostitution laws in response to a constitutional challenge by a Toronto dominatrix and two prostitutes in 2009.

Ontario's Superior Court of Justice ruled Tuesday the Criminal Code provisions relating to prostitution contribute to the danger faced by sex-trade workers.

In her ruling, Justice Susan Himel said it now falls to Parliament to "fashion corrective action." "It is my view that in the meantime these unconstitutional provisions should be of no force and effect, particularly given the seriousness of the charter violations," Himel wrote.

"However, I also recognize that a consequence of this decision may be that unlicensed brothels may be operated, and in a way that may not be in the public interest." The judge suspended the effect of the decision for 30 days. It does not affect provisions dealing with people under 18.

Federal Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Rona Ambrose, minister for the status of women, both said the government is concerned about the decision and "is seriously considering an appeal."

Read the article. I think it's a pretty good step, seeing as sex crimes are way down in areas where prostitution is legal and regulated. It would give more security in terms of police protection and health benefits to sex trade workers, as well as the government raking in a bit more money through the taxes of the sex trade.

What do you guys think of this?
Last edited by Pat_s1t at Sep 29, 2010,
#3
I saw this in the Globe and Mail earlier checking our the Leafs lineup. I think it's good but it's being appealed, right?
#4
Two hookers and a Dominatrix go to court to try and convince a judge to legalize prostitution? does this sounds like a porn movie to anybody else?
I think we took too many drugs when we were kids,
'cause now we like to make
Weird Music
-Wayne Coyne
#5
Quote by iantheman
Two hookers and a Dominatrix go to court to try and convince a judge to legalize prostitution? does this sounds like a porn movie to anybody else?

i think you're onto something...
E-married to BlessedRebel15
Most Attractive Female 2011 ^^
Dark Black Rivers in the WinterTime
Quote by CrunchyRoll
I'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but everything is against the rules at UG
#7
Quote by iantheman
Two hookers and a Dominatrix go to court to try and convince a judge to legalize prostitution? does this sounds like a porn movie to anybody else?

#8
Quote by Thrashtastic15
I saw this in the Globe and Mail earlier checking our the Leafs lineup. I think it's good but it's being appealed, right?
Yeah but it'll probably just be modified if anything, don't think it'll be thrown out altogether.
#9
Quote by Pat_s1t
Yeah but it'll probably just be modified if anything, don't think it'll be thrown out altogether.

Or we'll see something similar to what we see with Kirpans (bad example but I'm about to go to sleep so cut me some slack) where the ruling isn't respected? I mean that one is frequently challenged and not respected and that's after a Supreme Court ruling. I'm in cautious optimism mode I guess.
#10
Canada: Useful for more than just maple syrup and bacon now
Battling FC: 0259 8373 3725
#11
Basically there was 3 laws repealed in the decision, the laws against brothels, soliciting and pimping.

The decision is on hold for 30 days and it has to survive the federal appeal. (I doubt it will...)

As for communicating in private (emails, phone) for the purpose of prostitution and the actual act itself, it remains entirely legal in Canada.
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/867332--prostitution-laws-struck-down
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Feds+appeal+Ontario+prostitution+ruling/3597411/story.html
Last edited by marc137 at Sep 29, 2010,
#12
Quote by iantheman
Two hookers and a Dominatrix go to court to try and convince a judge to legalize prostitution? does this sounds like a porn movie to anybody else?

Sounds more like the beginning to a corny joke.
#13
Cool. Does this mean congress or parliament or whatever Canada has will review it? I ask because as evidenced by me not knowing what system of government Canada has, I know little about Canadian politics and I just hope this doesn't end up like Don't Ask Don't Tell has where The Supreme Court said it was unconstitutional, but the congress ****ed up its repeal somehow.
#14
Quote by bearsfan092
Canada: Useful for more than just maple syrup and bacon now


by your logic, Canada is useless because more maple syrup and bacon is made in the states than canada
#15
Quote by metal4life34
by your logic, Canada is useless because more maple syrup is made in the states than canada

More legitimate maple syrup? Straight from the tree? I doubt that, numbers please. That fake "maple syrup" Aunt J. bullshit doesn't count.
#17
Quote by metal4life34
by your logic, Canada is useless because more maple syrup and bacon is made in the states than canada

Well, there's always hockey sticks.
#18
Quote by Thrashtastic15
More legitimate maple syrup? Straight from the tree? I doubt that, numbers please. That fake "maple syrup" Aunt J. bullshit doesn't count.


sorry mr. canada patriot
#19
Quote by metal4life34
by your logic, Canada is useless because more maple syrup and bacon is made in the states than canada

It's a joke involving stereotypes. Lighten up a little.
Battling FC: 0259 8373 3725
#22
Quote by metal4life34
sorry mr. canada patriot

Canada produces the vast majority of the world's syrup. Chek yur faxts.
Quote by BeefWellington

what's the point in being "philiosophical"?

Interesting question...