Top court will hear prostitution law challenge

CBC News

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a challenge on the legality of Canada’s anti-prostitution law.

The high court granted the leave application brought by the B.C. Attorney General in the case involving Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside sex workers.

Last fall, the B.C. Court of Appeal set aside a lower court ruling that said the sex workers did not have standing to challenge the case. The B.C. attorney general appealed to the Supreme Court, which has now decided to hear the case.

The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to weigh in on the legality of Canada The Supreme Court of Canada has decided to weigh in on the legality of Canada’s anti-prostitution law. (Adrian Wyld/Associated Press)
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