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Five things about the federal government's prostitution initiatives

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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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