Canadian Supreme Court Strikes Down Criminal Code Provisions on Prostitution

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In a sweeping decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has struck down all of the long-standing Criminal Code provisions dealing with prostitution.

In a unanimous decision, the justices found that the bans on brothels, communicating for the purposes of prostitution and living off its avails violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms because they endanger hookers' lives.