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Prostitution laws add to sex worker risk: Court

Ontario Superior Court ruled yesterday that Canada’s prostitution laws are adding to the risks facing sex-trade workers.

Ontario Superior Court ruled yesterday that Canada’s prostitution laws are adding to the risks facing sex-trade workers.

Dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford and two other sex workers brought forth the challenge in court. “This wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t directed and led by sex workers,” said Rene Ross, executive director of Halifax’s Stepping Stone.

Ross sees the ruling as a huge step in the right direction. “This sets a wonderful precedent and helps to prove what we’ve been saying all along, that the laws under the Criminal Code endanger the health and safety of sex workers,” said Ross.

 
 
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