Ontario Court Decriminalizes Prostitution
Via the BBC: Canadian judge overturns brothel ban in Ontario
In a 131-page ruling, Judge Susan Himel found national laws banning brothels, solicitation of clients and managing sex workers violated a provision of the constitution guaranteeing “the right to life, liberty and security”.
She called on the Canadian parliament to regulate the sex trade rather than ban such practices.
“These laws… force prostitutes to choose between their liberty, interest and their right to security of the person,” she said.