This post follows a response to the Ottawa Citizen article from earlier today:
[ Punish the Clients, Not the Prostitutes ]
… which, in turn, follows this historic Supreme Court ruling from last year:
[ http://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13389/index.do ]
So here’s the TL;DR for anyone who’s not been following the issue: the Bedford case ended with a ruling by the Court that Canada’s current laws addressing 3 key aspects of prostitution are unconstitutional, and that they, in and of themselves, have the effect of creating grossly disproportionate safety risks and other problems for the prostitutes themselves. The SCC struck down the laws and gave Parliament 12 months to rewrite this legislation.