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Highest court strips Canada of laws against prostitution

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 5:11 a.m.

TORONTO — Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their occupation more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.

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