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Supreme Court rules on validity of Canada's anti-prostitution laws today

Ice coats tree branches outside of the Supreme Court of Canada in Ottawa on December 10, 2012. A landmark Supreme Court ruling that could reshape Canada's sex trade comes down Friday - 34 years after the court last upheld the country's anti-prostitution laws. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
December 20, 2013 - 1:00 AM

OTTAWA - Canada's top court rules on the validity of the country's prostitution laws today.

Depending on which way the justices go, the Supreme Court decision could reshape the sex trade.

At issue are three laws against keeping a brothel, living on the avails of prostitution, and street soliciting.

Ontario's Appeal Court previously struck down the ban on brothels on the grounds it exposed women to more danger.

The court also upheld the ban on street prostitution, but modified the living-on-the-avails law to bar exploitation.

The ruling was put on hold pending the outcome of today's Supreme Court decision.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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