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Standing Ovation in Canada's Commons at Appeal of Immoral Law

Peter Baklinski : May 1, 2012 : LifeSiteNews.com

"Some people think that legalizing brothels will make the prostituted women safer and allow them to lead better lives. This is far from the truth. Many of the women working in brothels have already been abused by human trafficking, enslavement to pimps, or by being controlled by criminal organizations through fear and oppression." -Tania Fiolleau, ex-prostitute

(Ottawa, Ontario)—Canada's Federal Government will appeal a ruling by the Ontario Court of Appeal last month that determined that provisions in the law prohibiting brothels and living from the profit of prostitution were suddenly unconstitutional. Minister of Justice Rob Nicholson told the House of Commons yesterday that Canada's top court will have a say in the matter.

Rob Nicholson"After consideration of the ruling from the Ontario Court of Appeal with regards to the Bedford prostitution challenge, I am pleased to inform this House that the government of Canada will seek leave to appeal this decision to the Supreme Court of Canada," said Nicholson in a statement. (Photo: LSN)

"We believe that a binding national decision is required," continued Nicholson. "Prostitution is harmful for society as it exploits Canada's most vulnerable people, especially women. Canadians can continue to count on the government to protect those who are vulnerable to this kind of exploitation."

The announcement was greeted in the House with cheers, clapping, and a brief standing ovation. One person could be heard saying loudly "well done."

"It's hypocritical—it's merely legitimizing pimps into businessmen," said one ex-prostituted women to the National Post. "Legalizing bordellos is simply telling men it's OK to go there."

If the Supreme Court accepts the case, it could be as long as two years before a final decision is reached. Legal observers suspect that the two sides will likely appear before the Supreme Court within a month to begin the legal proceedings.


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