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Published: December 31, The Criminal Code created various offences concerning the use of brothels, living off the avails and communicating in public for the purpose of buying or selling sex. It is these offences which have been invalidated by the Supreme Court ruling, effective in one year.
No, sex trade workers will not be flocking to your neighbourhood any more than they already have. Does anyone think sex trade workers decide to get into the business after a thorough study of the criminal law and the legal risks of prosecution? They may not be in your neighbourhood but they are openly advertising in various publications and online. Check out Craigslist, for example. Prostitution was already legal and has been a thriving enterprise for a considerable period of time, as evidenced by the substantial advertising expenses incurred by the industry.
If we want to reduce the incidence of sex slaves and human trafficking, we need to put more resources into investigating and prosecuting those offences. But attempting to enforce a moral code by criminalizing prostitution, or the activities surrounding it, is a waste of resources. If society is serious about helping sex trade workers the best thing we could probably do is lighten up our hysterical — see Reefer Madness — drug laws. To the extent prostitutes trade sex for money to afford their drug habits, we need to fix our antiquated drug laws.
Ending the prohibition on drugs would bring prices down, thereby reducing the need to trade sex for money, or sex for drugs, as well as reduce the power of criminal gangs. When are we going to realize there is no real distinction between being in a drunken, alcoholic stupor and smoking crack cocaine?
Both are equally dumb but neither should be illegal. If you think about it, the same arguments used to strike down the prostitution-related laws could be used to strike down drug laws. Why should the vulnerable, those with drug addictions, people with disabilities, be forced to risk their safety by compelling them to deal with criminals to obtain the drugs they require? They have acknowledged the federal government may pass new laws on "where and how prostitution may be conducted", provided they comply with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.