Legal triumph for Canada brothels

BBC News

Prostitutes should be allowed to work from brothels, but soliciting must remain illegal, the highest court in Canada’s Ontario province has ruled.

The Court of Appeal upheld two of three 2010 decisions by a lower court, effectively overturning legislation passed by Canada’s federal government.

While soliciting will remain banned, pimping should be allowed, the court said, except in cases of exploitation.

Ontario’s government may consider an appeal to Canada’s Supreme Court.

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