The Canadian Press

2012-03-27 | Bawdy House Challenge

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Ontario's top court struck down the ban on brothels. The court said the ban put prostitutes in danger and they should be allowed to work safely indoors. However, it gave the government one year to rewrite the law if it chose to. At the same time, the Appeal Court said concern about the nuisance created by street prostitution was real. So it upheld the ban on soliciting for the purposes of selling sex. One of the women involved in the case, former prostitute Valerie Scott, said they also have to consider the court of public opinion. (Alan Young, the lawyer who launched the challenge, said "the new spring has come for sex workers, a new era has been ushered in.")

Date: 2012-03-27
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we must convince people that sex workers are not to be feared or not to be considered worthless or not to be looked at as less than human we need to emphasize the fact that we are taxpayers >>