IS PROSTITUTION LEGAL?
No. Selling sexual services is legal but purchasing them is illegal. “The Conservative government (introduced legislation which) targets demand by criminalizing buyers and purveyors of prostitution, including pimps, traffickers and anyone who publishes advertising for the sale of sexual services but it failed to fully decriminalize prostitutes. Instead, it maintained criminal sanctions against those who work in locations frequented by children.” Confused? Remember the age of consent is 16 years of age except a prostitute cannot legally consent until 18.
As Vancouver fails to enforce Canada’s prostitution laws, Liberals leave open the possibility of legalizing sex work, Daphne Bramham writes
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