Prostitution in Canada
Prostitution in Canada is not illegal but many of the activities surrounding it are illegal such as brothel owing and street prostitution.
The legal definition of a prostitute is a person of either sex who engages in prostitution, although the term 'prostitute' is not defined in the Criminal Code.
Prior to 1972 only women could be charged with working as a prostitute. There are a number of laws governing prostitution-related activities, including:
- s. 210 Bawdy House
- s. 211 Transporting a person to bawdy-house
- s. 212 Procuring
- s. 213 Communicating for the purposes of prostitution
In Canada, prostitution and sex work is also known as the "sex trade".
Many larger Canadian cities are well-known for their respective sex industries. Montreal in particular is known as one of the top sex trade cities in North America.
- The International Encyclopedia of Sexuality
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Experts on Prostitution Warn Canada on Danger of Legalization
- Criminal Law
- "''Decriminalize sex trade: Vancouver report", CBC.ca, June 13th, 2006
- "''Vancouver sex-trade laws blasted: 'Once the lights go out here, man, it's brutal. It's crazy'''", globeandmail.com, June 14th, 2006
- "Woman found dead near Edmonton linked to sex trade", CBC News, May 19th, 2006
- "New cases may be linked to Alberta sex-trade killings", CBC News, May 17th, 2006
- "Suspect in death of sex-trade worker has history of violence", CBC News, May 10th, 2006.
- "Pleasure and Pain: Inside the Sex Trade", The West Ender, July 31, 1997
- History of Sex Work in Vancouver (downloadable PDF book written by sex workers)
- Sex Trade Workers in Canada
- Vancouver prostitutes incorporate Canada's first sex industry co-op
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