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Canada v. Bedford: From the Courts to Party Politics

With Canada v. Bedford, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down three provisions within the Canadian Criminal Code, all which criminalized activities pertaining to sex work. Sections 210, 213(1)(j) and 213(1)(c) prohibited keeping or being in a brothel, living off the profits of sex work, and talking to clients in public, respectively. While many critics are concerned with the social effects of ...

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