Canada's Highest Court Strikes Down Country's Anti-Prostitution Laws

Canada's Highest Court Strikes Down Country's Anti-Prostitution Laws

AP: OTTAWA – Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who stepped up their fight for safer working conditions following the serial killings of prostitutes by a pig farmer in British Columbia. The 9-0 Supreme Court ruling found that the laws violated the guarantee to life, liberty and security of the person. But the ruling won’t take effect immediately because it gave Parliament a one-year reprieve to respond with new legislation.

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