June 04, 2014 - 1:23 PM
OTTAWA - The federal government's prostitution package presented Wednesday would:
— Make the purchase of sexual services illegal.
— Outlaw the receipt of financial benefits from prostituting someone.
— Immunize those who sell themselves from criminal liability, unless they try to do so in public places where children gather.
— Toughen penalties for pimping.
— Include $20 million in new money to help prostitutes leave the trade.
(Source: Department of Justice)
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