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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Supreme Court of Canada agreed to review prostitution laws
Sarah Steers at 12:00 AM ET

On March 31, 2011, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to review a ruling from the Court of Appeal of British Columbia, which would permit standing for Sheryl Kiselbach, a former sex worker from Vancouver, if affirmed. Kiselbach initiated a lawsuit challenging anti-prostitution laws in 2007, but was denied standing in a lower court ruling. Upon appeal, the B.C. Court of Appeals reversed, approving standing. The federal attorney general then appealed to the Supreme Court. A similar case fighting Canadian anti-prostitution laws was initiated in Ontario in March 2007 by the Sex Professionals of Canada (SPOC). The Ontario Court of Appeals affirmed a stay on June 17, 2011, which kept certain aspects of sex work illegal, and later ruled the law unconstitutional. On April 26, 2012, a challenge to the unconstitutionality of the anti-prostitution law was appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada.

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