Canada: Ruling in favor of prostitution
The Superior Court of Ontario, Canada, overturned different laws against prostitution. With this fail, it could be legal in the country to open a brothel, and provide sexual services.
In October 2008, three young prostitutes and activists filed an appeal against the security limitations in their job. If appeal is upheld, the decision will take effect in 30 days in Ontario and across Canada.
Valerie Scott, Terri Jean Bedford and Amy Lebovitch had been banned from working together in a brothel. Canadian law forced them to work in the streets, exposed to any risks.
According to insiders, Canadian government is “very concerned” about the ruling and considers an appeal against Judge Susan Himel.
Government lawyers say that Himel’s ruling constitutes “a threat to society.”
However, the judge said she believes that exposing prostitutes outweighs “any possibility to harm the society.”