Ontario Appeal Court nixes brothel ban
Ontario’s top court has struck down the ban on brothels.
The court says the ban puts prostitutes in danger and they should be allowed to work safely indoors.
However, it has given the government one year to rewrite the law if it chooses to.
At the same time, the Appeal Court says concerns about the nuisance created by street prostitution is real.
So it has upheld the ban on soliciting for the purposes of selling sex.
When it comes to living on the avails of prostitution, the court says the law can be reworded to specifically exclude the exploitation of prostitutes.