The Canadian Press

2012-03-27 | Bawdy House Challenge

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Ontario's top court struck down a ban on brothels March 26th, saying forcing prostitutes to work outside would add to the danger they face. The court also gave the government a year to come up with a new law. At the same time, the Appeal Court said concerns about the nuisance created by street prostitution was real, so it upheld the ban on soliciting for the purposes of selling sex. Prime Minister Stephen Harper suggested he was happy the court still viewed prostitution as illegal. (The next month, the federal government went to the country's highest court to appeal the sex-trade ruling that legalized bawdy houses and living off the avails of prostitution. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson told the Commons the government needed to act to protect the most vulnerable.)

Date: 2012-03-27
Placeline: SEOUL, South Korea.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the position of this government is well-known we view prostitution as bad for society and we view its effects as particularly harmful for our communities and for women and particularly vulnerable women and so we will continue to oppose prostitution in Canada >>