Feds outlaw purchase of sex; crack down on pimps


The Conservative government has introduced legislation to criminalize the purchase of sexual services.

The long-awaited bill would also crack down on those who reap a material benefit from prostitution.

Justice Minister Peter MacKay says the new legislation is aimed at protecting the vulnerable.

The legislation is the government's response to a Supreme Court of Canada decision in December that struck down key provisions of the country's prostitution laws.

While the court ruled the laws were unconstitutional, it gave the government a year to replace them.

Under those laws, prostitution itself is legal but almost all related activities — including communicating in a public place for the purposes of prostitution, pimping and running a brothel — are criminal offences.

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  1. Whut? posted on 06/05/2014 08:14 AM
    So... the conservatives answer is to make it worse?

    Good job guys, good job. How much more money will be wasted in courts over this new stupid bill?
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