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Ontario throws out prostitution laws

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Ontario throws out prostitution laws

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/ontario-superior-court-judge-strikes-down-prostitution-law/article1730433/

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/09/28/prostitution-law028.html

http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20100928/ontario-anti-prostitution-laws-struck-down-100928/

http://www.google.ca/url?url=http://www.torontosun.com/news/canada/2010/09/28/15506066.html&rct=j&sa=X&ei=ejGiTPLJKIX3nAenzsyIBA&ved=0CCsQqQIoAjAA&q=prostitution&usg=AFQjCNEjmsNdNjGNMeA0PGh2hWVpDMEx4A&cad=rja

I like this quote from a Mr Young in one of the articles.

The hearing grew heated when Mr. Young said that many of the Crown's experts have a history of lying to foreign legislators, conducting simplistic research, fabricating scare stories and employing absurd rhetoric to help stall the global liberalization of prostitution laws. He accused them of travelling the world trying to convince permissive governments of their errors.

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thats great news and who knows, maybe in time usa will go the same route

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thats great news and who knows, maybe in time usa will go the same route

Dream on !!

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I was more hoping that this sanity would spread within the commonwealth. :D

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I so hope that gets endorsed by the Supreme Court, but that's great news for now! I like the fact that canadians seem to have the will to liberalise, with places like Toronto and Vancouver being very Liberal. A stumbling block might be Stephen Harper the leader of the ruling Conservative Party there. He's one of those people who talks a lot about the free market on the one hand, but his approach to the sex trade is hypocritical and communistic in that he thinks he can decide what's best for the people and interferes in it, not letting the free market take its course.

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I so hope that gets endorsed by the Supreme Court, but that's great news for now! I like the fact that canadians seem to have the will to liberalise, with places like Toronto and Vancouver being very Liberal. A stumbling block might be Stephen Harper the leader of the ruling Conservative Party there. He's one of those people who talks a lot about the free market on the one hand, but his approach to the sex trade is hypocritical and communistic in that he thinks he can decide what's best for the people and interferes in it, not letting the free market take its course.

Liberal? I'm not certain if it's still the case; haven't visited Toronto in many years, but it used to be the case that you could have simulated sex acts performed, naked, on stage by male & female strippers. However, the surest way to get yourself raided & shut down was to have someone commit an act of such extreme obscenity that the public needed near instnat protection from its corrupting effects.

You may be asking yourself was this heinous act? Taking a bath, on stage, in the nude:D

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I so hope that gets endorsed by the Supreme Court, but that's great news for now! I like the fact that canadians seem to have the will to liberalise, with places like Toronto and Vancouver being very Liberal. A stumbling block might be Stephen Harper the leader of the ruling Conservative Party there. He's one of those people who talks a lot about the free market on the one hand, but his approach to the sex trade is hypocritical and communistic in that he thinks he can decide what's best for the people and interferes in it, not letting the free market take its course.

Nice to see that Barrack has a good understanding of the Canadian political context, especially as it applies to Stephen Harper. One interesting point to note is that Stephen Harper's government is a minority one(similar to the Cameron government, without the coalition partner). Canada is typically much more liberal than its American counterparts, and this obviously shows through with this decision.

The Ontario judge has given the Canadian government thirty days to appeal the decision before the ruling comes into force. Expect the Federal government to appeal the decision but regardless of the future legal decisions I'd anticipate a major overhaul of these laws in the near future in the Canadian parliament.

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The ruling has now been suspended until April 29th 2011 to give the antis time to appeal despite their arguments being just worthless rhetoric that couldn't be backed up, calculated to cause knee jerk reactions. What do judges get paid so much for if they can't or won't see past this?

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/stay-extension-keeps-prostitution-laws-in-legal-limbo/article1821995/

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