The Canadian Press

2014-06-04 | Prostitution Laws

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The Harper government introduced a long-awaited bill that would criminalize the purchase of sexual services, targeting pimps and johns. The legislation was the government's response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision that struck down key provisions of the country's prostitution laws. Justice Minister Peter MacKay said the aim was to protect vulnerable people, and remove prostitution from the public eye, especially where children were present. (Critics said the legislation would only make life for prostitutes more dangerous, not safer.)

Date: 2014-06-04
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 7 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it is important to note that the sale and the purchase of sex has never been illegal in Canada that changes today >>


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