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Prostitution Decriminalized in Ontario

In a decision released September 28, 2010, Ontario Superior Court Justice Susan Himel struck down the Criminal Code provisions prohibitting keeping a common bawdy-house, living off the avails of prostitution, and communicating for the purpose of prostitution. 

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Updated September 30, 2010:

 The federal government has announced its intention to appeal the decision:


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