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Prostitution Decriminalized in Ontario
September-28-2010

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. 

Further details on this story can be found at the following links:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ontario/judge-decriminalizes-prostitution-in-ontario-but-ottawa-mulls-appeal/article1730433/

http://www.globalnews.ca/health/Prostitution+laws+ruled+unconstitutional+Ontario+court/3591416/story.html

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/867332--canada-s-prostitution-laws-unconstitutional-court-rules

The full text of the decision can be found at: 

http://www.canlii.org/en/on/onsc/doc/2010/2010onsc4264/2010onsc4264.html 

Updated September 30, 2010:

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

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/canada/Ottawa+appeal+Ontario+court+prostitution+ruling/3597378/story.html

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