Prostitution is legal in Canada!

Sort of:

Commencing next year, a five-judge panel said unanimously, prostitutes in any part of the province can work legally in brothels that will be operated like ordinary businesses.

As of April 25, they can engage bodyguards or security staff.

The court left intact just one of three key provisions that had been challenged by three current or former prostitutes. It said that communicating for the purposes of prostitution will remain illegal.

This will, no doubt, got to the Supreme Court, so it’s far from a settled manner.

Consider this an open thread on prostitution. I’d comment more, but I have… umm… someplace to be.

Jonathan McLeod

Jonathan McLeod is a writer living in Ottawa, Ontario. (That means Canada.) He spends too much time following local politics and writing about zoning issues. Follow him on Twitter.


  1. Good.

    Whenever people realize that legal does not = endorsed, I’m glad. The idea that the State not legislating & enforcing a specific view of morality inherently leads to societal collapse badly needs to die off. A society whose inhabitants can’t maintain without Daddy smacking the crap out of them every few minutes is one that’s the walking dead as is.

  2. I’m just waiting for the “Ho, Canada” headline. (Note: I am opposed to this headline.)

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