Current laws in countries such as Sweden—where the “pimp” or the “john” is criminalized instead of the prostitute—could be considered.

Ottawa)—An historic decision by the Canadian Supreme Court was made on Friday, which strikes down all of the country’s “Criminal Code provisions dealing with prostitution,” according to a Toronto Sun report.

The ruling was a unanimous one, but it will not take affect for one year in order to give Canada’s legislation the opportunity to rewrite the current laws of regulation.

The Supreme Court justices cited the endangerment of prostitutes’ lives under the current laws as the reason for the landmark decision, saying that because of current legislation, prostitutes are not able to protect themselves.

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