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Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution
NBC News ^ | 12/20/13 | Randall Palmer

Posted on 12/20/2013 9:34:54 AM PST by Libloather

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

Prostitution is technically legal in Canada but most related activities have been illegal, including living off the avails of someone else's prostitution, but the court found that the provisions were overly broad or grossly disproportionate.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; court; prostitution; restrictions
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They thought long and hard about it.
1 posted on 12/20/2013 9:34:55 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Finally, a place where a US lady can get a job.

Why don’t we have male prostitutes? It’s discrimination that women don’t have male prostitute brothels.


2 posted on 12/20/2013 9:38:59 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Libloather
..., inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

Tax. But who's gonna collect it?....................

3 posted on 12/20/2013 9:39:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Libloather

The slippery slope just got slipperier.


4 posted on 12/20/2013 9:40:24 AM PST by CIB-173RDABN (I do not doubt that our climate changes. I only doubt that anything man does has any effect.)
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To: Marcella

Obviously you have never been on Craigslist...................


5 posted on 12/20/2013 9:40:29 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Libloather

I don’t have a problem with prostitution...not much different than two dates and a nice free meal...and not intended to turn into a relationship.


6 posted on 12/20/2013 9:40:34 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

Canada - 2 years ahead of us on the “final swirl”.


7 posted on 12/20/2013 9:41:18 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

I hope you didn’t post this just for that joke.


8 posted on 12/20/2013 9:41:34 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: Marcella
Why don’t we have male prostitutes? It’s discrimination that women don’t have male prostitute brothels.

What about "Fred Garvin: Male Pross-tee-toot!"


9 posted on 12/20/2013 9:42:51 AM PST by papertyger ("refusing to draw an inescapable conclusion does not qualify as a 'difference of opinion.'")
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To: Libloather

Another blow for entrepreneurship?


10 posted on 12/20/2013 9:45:01 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Red Badger

“Obviously you have never been on Craigslist...................”

No, I haven’t. You must be telling me there are male prostitutes on Craigslist, but are there brothels, a building of their own where the lady goes, just like men go to places like that for women?

Some time ago, I thought Craigslist was like Angie’s list, the rating of businesses like cleaning, auto repair, things like that. Now, I haven’t been to Angie’s list, either, but their commercials seem to be about legitimate businesses. Maybe Craigslist is like that, too, except they have a personal section?


11 posted on 12/20/2013 9:45:54 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: papertyger
What about "Fred Garvin: Male Pross-tee-toot!"

Rats! You beat me to it! And the greatest thing is that both "Fred" and Margot Kidder,who told him that she didn't want him to "roger me roundly" are both Canadians.

12 posted on 12/20/2013 9:47:26 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Libloather

“declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes’ safety”

I wonder if the legalization of bank robbery is next? After all, it’s quite dangerous being a bank robber given how bank robery is illegal.


13 posted on 12/20/2013 9:47:56 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: catnipman

“Another blow for entrepreneurship?”

ISWYDT-


14 posted on 12/20/2013 9:48:50 AM PST by FAA
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To: Marcella

Craigslist is more like free-republic. All text based, a section for anything and service offered for anything in the world by anyone.

No verification of anything. Think of it like the wild west or a Islamic bazarr.


15 posted on 12/20/2013 9:49:17 AM PST by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore...)
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To: Libloather

How wonderful that they have that socialized medicine to take care of all those venereal diseases that everyone denies prostitutes have:)


16 posted on 12/20/2013 9:49:23 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Libloather

They did not strike down all restrictions and etc. - they stayed that action for a year to allow Parliament to rewrite the laws to make them align with the Charter.


17 posted on 12/20/2013 9:49:53 AM PST by MeganC (Support Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell! https://mattbevin.com/)
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To: Libloather

So if you spent millions of dollars gentrifying an elegant old home in Toronto, you now have no recourse against working girls conducting their business on your front sidewalk.


18 posted on 12/20/2013 9:50:16 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Marcella
You can 'buy' or 'sell' anything on Craigslist..... as long as it's legal of course....;^)
19 posted on 12/20/2013 9:51:47 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Libloather

How does banning streetwalkers endanger their safety?!?


20 posted on 12/20/2013 9:53:19 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Libloather

The rational by the court makes perfect sense, don’t want to be hypocritical: Make the generic occupation of prostitution legal, as long as its narrow sub-components of politicians and judges are legal.


21 posted on 12/20/2013 9:53:40 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Libloather

I’ve never thought prostitution was illegal - a person owns his/her own body and what they do with it is their business as long as it isn’t directly killing another person.

(Which naturally brings us to the question of abortion. That is killing a human being and that is murder.)


22 posted on 12/20/2013 9:54:43 AM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

23 posted on 12/20/2013 9:55:09 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: bill1952

They might fall out of bed..................


24 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Libloather

Desperate people do desperate things. Especially when it comes to staying alive.


25 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:13 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Libloather

Bunch of nuts to the north. How long before they legalize kiddie porn again?


26 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Libloather

I’d love to see a brothel set up right next door to the judge’s houses with a big red flashing neon sign directing all the johns to it. I mean, we’d want it well-lit to protect the prostitute’s safety.


27 posted on 12/20/2013 9:56:49 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: FAA; catnipman

I see what you did there............

28 posted on 12/20/2013 9:57:03 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Marcella
...but are there brothels, a building of their own where the lady goes, just like men go to places like that for women?

There may be some places on earth, but women have always been more discreet than men, so I would imagine that an equivalent to a 'brothel' (sisterel?) would be quite rare. Thus, the discreet services of 'male escorts' are usually 'house calls'..................

29 posted on 12/20/2013 10:02:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Red Badger

From Wikipedia:

Brothel

Etymology

From the French bordel, ca. 1200 “bordel” sing. “prostitution place”. The French word bordel comes from the Old German word Bord, which means “board”. This word was used to describe the shacks made of boards in which prostitution occurred. The word bord was firstly transformed by the French to borde, then quickly became bordel.


30 posted on 12/20/2013 10:06:41 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Libloather

Windsor and Niagara Falls, Canada are going to see explosive growth. These cities are strategically placed on peninsulas that penetrate major US portals of entry.


31 posted on 12/20/2013 10:07:59 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: GeronL

“Bunch of nuts to the north. How long before they legalize kiddie porn again?”

The ‘legal’ age in Canada is 14. Is that close enough?


32 posted on 12/20/2013 10:08:23 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: Libloather
WHAT a fine, lovely thing to do for the girls and women of Canada. Wouldn't YOU want your daughter, mother or any female relative to have that wonderful job?

Bottom line: she will be flat on her back, buck naked, legs up in the air, wide open, at the mercy of a total stranger. Gee, ain't it just SWELL?

33 posted on 12/20/2013 10:12:29 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Beagle8U

ugh

sickening


34 posted on 12/20/2013 10:15:13 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Libloather

Looks like Canada’s tourism industry is gonna get a hump...I mean...bump...in about a year.


35 posted on 12/20/2013 10:16:14 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority...")
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To: Red Badger
You can 'buy' or 'sell' anything on Craigslist..... as long as it's legal of course....;^)

Yeah. They have a very liberal gun sales policy...

Not.

36 posted on 12/20/2013 10:18:33 AM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: Libloather

If I had to choose between the two, I might outlaw politicians rather than prostitutes.

The prostitute at least gives something in exchange.


37 posted on 12/20/2013 10:22:31 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: null and void

Their gun sales policy was probably dictated by their lawyers. They would not want to be in the facilitation chain of command in case someone got murdered with a weapon sold thru their site..............


38 posted on 12/20/2013 10:26:37 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
The prostitute at least gives something in exchange.

Sometimes more than you bargained for.......................8^)

39 posted on 12/20/2013 10:27:57 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: GeronL

Everything bad that happens to the US happens first in Europe and then in Canada. Homosexual “marriage”, rights for terrorists, abortion, restrictions on free speech, Stalinist health care, etc. We’re the canary in the coal mine. Sadly, Americans are more likely to follow the bad Canadian example than to learn from our mistakes.


40 posted on 12/20/2013 10:28:15 AM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: bill1952
How does banning streetwalkers endanger their safety?!?

Much as did prohibition against alcohol ushered in increases in violence and criminal acts.

Where prostitution is illegal, if a "john" beats up a prostitute, because she was participating in an illegal act, she can't go to the police to report the crime. In effect, she's being victimized a second time, the first by a violent john, the second by the law itself.

Mark

41 posted on 12/20/2013 10:30:44 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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The prostitute at least gives something in exchange.

Sometimes more than you bargained for.......................(8^E)X

42 posted on 12/20/2013 10:30:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: Libloather
Watching the smug Canadians twist themselves into a knot over this is going to be very enjoyable.
43 posted on 12/20/2013 10:31:26 AM PST by quadrant (1o)
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To: Marcella

Prostitution should be legal. Pimping should carry a death penalty.


44 posted on 12/20/2013 10:32:11 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: MarkL

14 year old prostitutes are legal now in Canada, they must be so proud of their perverted country


45 posted on 12/20/2013 10:32:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Marcella

46 posted on 12/20/2013 10:42:10 AM PST by Refugee From NYC
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To: cloudmountain
Wouldn't YOU want your daughter, mother or any female relative to have that wonderful job?

In post WW-II days, young brothers were pimping their at-home sisters to sailors stepping ashore on liberty.

One of the best things America ever did was the Marshall Plan ... to help defeated Axis contries build-up their economies.

I was there.

47 posted on 12/20/2013 10:43:11 AM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Libloather
The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

What about the rights of decent citizens and their families to not live among degenerates? Civilization and cultures can't exists if decent people can't exclude people that don't abide by morals and mores.

Someone should hire a bunch of prostitutes to hustle tricks in front of the Supreme Court Justice's kid's school.

48 posted on 12/20/2013 10:44:32 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Libloather

“It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” - Ronald Reagan


49 posted on 12/20/2013 10:46:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Red Badger

Not advocating, Red Badger.

Merely posing the question of whether politicians cause greater harm.


50 posted on 12/20/2013 10:47:36 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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