Canadian Court ruled a number of laws related to sex-work where unconstitutional today.
An Ontario Court judge has ruled that three parts of Canada’s prostitution laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Justice Thomas McKay ruled that the laws, which prohibit procuring, advertising and materially benefiting from someone else’s sexual services, are unconstitutional.
That means the charges against London, Ont., couple Tiffany Harvey and Hamad Anwar are stayed.
They ran Fantasy World Escorts until it was shut down by police in 2015.
In his ruling, McKay said the law against advertising violates the Charter right to freedom of expression, and the laws against procuring and materially benefiting violate the Charter guarantee of “security of the person.”