Ontario’s top court has legalized brothels and pimping that is specifically aimed at protecting prostitutes.
In a landmark decision today, the court said that prostitution is extremely dangerous work where inherent risks are multiplied by laws preventing prostitutes from working together under one roof or hiring security staff.
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.
The part about communications doesn’t make much sense to us, but there you have it. Ontario will undoubtedly see an increase in tourism.