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Oh, Canada! Province Of Ontario Legalize Brothels!

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Canada continues to be awesome!

The country's province of Ontario has just legalized prostitution and brothels in an attempt to make it less dangerous for sex workers.

A judge in the Ontario Court of Appeals ruled:

"The record is clear that the safest way to sell sex is for a prostitute to work indoors, in a location under her control."

Many sex workers, such as Victoria Scott (in the video above) have expressed their gratitude for the judge's decision:

"I'd like to thank the Ontario Court of Appeal justices for pretty much declaring sex workers persons today. I didn't think I'd see it in my lifetime, but here we are."

Here we are, indeed.

What do U think of court's decision? Yay or Nay?

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32 comments to “Oh, Canada! Province Of Ontario Legalize Brothels!”

  1. 1

    It's not providence.. it's Province..

  2. 2

    Aside from everything else going on here, I live in the PROVINCE of Ontario…
    If you think Canada is "awesome", maybe you could have a little respect for it.

  3. 3

    And you continue to be an uneducated asshole. Providence, lmao.

  4. 4

    PROVINCE !!! lmao jeez idk who told you its was providence

  5. 5

    ya they legalised it now when you get a protitute they will charge you taxes lmao

  6. 6

    Maybe someday this legislation will pass in the United Statutes.

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  8. 8

    Another of the 1,000 reasons Canada is more free than the US.

  9. blev says – reply to this


    btw just saying i live in ontario and it is called a province of canada not providence. You seem to have a lot of spelling errors lately. Ever thought of getting an editor.

  10. 10

    Yeah, you think it is so great because they have legalized hookers? OK So ask Canadians how long it takes for them to get in for an MRI? Ask them how much taxes they are paying, ask them how much a gallon of gas costs.

    If Canadians have anything serious wrong with them, they flee to the US to get the care they need. I happen to work in a large, world known hospital and we see if everyday! The poor will stay in Canada and die and the rest come over the border for health care.

    BUT I guess since hookers are legal, that makes it a great place! Stupid!

  11. 11

    He contnues to be a geographical nitwit

  12. 12

    I see my fellow Canadians' have corrected your Providence error, also I believe it's been legal for some time now….like years?? Where have you been? Great reporting…maybe you should stick to reporting on the Whoretrashians, way less grey matter required…..

  13. 13

    Re: JennyJJJ – Completely and utterly false. I lived in Canada for a period of time, and having National Health care is a dream. Everyone is covered, regardless of employment. Yes, you wait for some procedures, but you wait in the US too. Yes taxes are high, but not that much higher than the US, and you get something for it! The US should have some sort of blanket coverage for all of it's citizens, but Americans will fight it tooth and nail because they are so misinformed about countries with National Health Care.

  14. fid says – reply to this


    Re: JennyJJJ – I agree with the other poster in saying you are misinformed. You seem a little bitter about some idiot blogger calling another country awesome. Yes wait times for some surgeries may be longer but any life threatening surgery is done at equal speed to American hospitals. I think a lot of people with money want things done ASAP and so they cross the border because the US has private hospitals. I've never had any real issues when I've had to go to the doctors and I do think it's a great thing for all citizens to get healthcare no matter what social standing. It's a real shame that if you get any serious illness in the US you may as well want to die instead of recover because the insane debt you'd receive following your recovery.

  15. fid says – reply to this


    Re: GiGi-K – As far as I know it was not legal. The bill just passed this week but it is now being taken to the Supreme court as to whether the law holds.

  16. 16

    Re: JennyJJJ – Oh my, where do I begin? I would much rather pay a little more in taxes and live in a country where our government did not bail out our banking system with billions of tax dollars, where thousands of tax paying citizens did not lose their homes due to sub-prime mortgages being offered by dishonest financial institutions and where I can go to the doctor, hospital, emergency room at any time without fearing huge medical bills. You should watch the film 'Sicko' by Michael Moore and see how the American health care system stacks up against those of other countries. Also, those people who are 'fleeing' to your hospital for the care they need are often patients who when faced with a wait time their physician felt was too long were sent to the US for a test which was then covered by their government health care plan. Don't judge what you don't know or understand!

  17. 17

    Re: JennyJJJ

    I am so sick and tired of Americans dissing our medical coverage! I am a cancer survivor and due to our "top notch" medical system and caliber of doctors I am alive today to respond to your misinformed perspective. The same day my biopsy was performed, my surgeon received the results. The following day I met with him to discuss my options and the day after I was operated on. Within the week, my appointments with the Chemotherapy and Radiology departments were set up. And might I add, this was one hospital setting up my appointments with another. Now you tell me if the American medical system is comparable for your average citizen in the U.S.A.? Next time you make such blatant obsurd comments, EDUCATE yourself and speak with a Canadian that has ACTUALLY been faced with a life-threatening medical issue!!!!

  18. 18

    I am all for the legalization of prostitution. It's safer for everyone that way.

  19. 19

    Re: JennyJJJ

    I think it's hilarious how wrong you are. I had an emergency surgery as a child and was treated for it without hesitation and without charge. I didn't "flee" to the US for it's healthcare because that would just be moronic. That surgery would have cost me tens of thousands of dollars if it happened in the US. Yes we pay higher taxes. But overall, I'm grateful to live in a country where we can benefit from great healthcare and my already struggling young parents weren't forced into debt because of medical bills.

    Maybe you should do some real research before you start shit talking another country.

  20. sm87 says – reply to this


    Re: JennyJJJ – LOL oh my god. I'm not going to waste my time going into any details on how retarded you sound, and how utterly wrong that entire paragraph was. Although, I do have a question. Could you please let us know what 'world known' hospital you work in? I'd like to know so I know never to go there, because it seems as though they hire uneducated dumb asses like yourself.

  21. 21

    In Canada, the buying and selling of sexual services are legal, but most surrounding activities, such as public communication for the purpose of prostitution, brothels and procuring are outlawed.

    Hence where the new law in Ontario comes about.

  22. 22

    Re: JennyJJJ – Ok a lot of people have told you how misinformed you are on this subject but let me enlighten you slightly. One, I live in a border city and have never once desired going to a hospital in the US for any reason. Two, I've had about 6 people in my family that have had major illnesses and not one of them has opted to go to an american hospital although its within a 20 minute drive from here. Three, I pay higher taxes but I make more money, don't pay for health care or medications. Four yes I pay more in gas and the only reason for that is because we allow our oil to be refined in the US helping YOUR economy and paying a premium to get that gas back. If we actually got rid of that tready the US would be the ones paying Canada to supply and refine their oil and you'd be paying double. If your health care is so supperior and your medical staff so much more advanced, why do American hospitals pay a premium to canadians willing to work there? I would recommend that you become informed prior to spitting your mindless garble…

  23. 23

    it clearly says her name is valerie at 43 seconds NOT victoria, you guys are morons hhaha

  24. 24

    Re: JennyJJJ – I'm well aware quite a few people have already responded but I have to say something as I am tired of seeing Americans so misinformed about the medical system in Canada. My cousin was born with a heart defect, he was rushed into surgery immediately and has had numerous others since he was born, never having to wait. My dad and grandmother are both cancer survivors, both got treatment with virtually no wait time. I was very sick when I was younger and as soon as I was diagnosed, I had a bed in the hospital and the best care possible. All of that and we all live in a small city with only a community hospital…in all of those cases we were rushed to Ottawa (the closest big city) for immediate treatment. Yes, the wait time on certain surgeries is quite long…but those are surgeries such as knee replacements and the such that are more about relieving pain and less about saving lives. Any life saving surgery is done immediately. I have never met a Canadian who went Stateside for treatment…ever.

    As for this ruling, I'm for it. Brothels get the girls off the street and allow them to work in real businesses that can be monitored as opposed to pimps that generally abuse them.

  25. 25

    Anyone who has ever been to Amsterdam and seen the Thai, Cambodian, Latvian etc prostitues in the windows who don't speak English and are watched over every second by their pimps knows that legalisation doesn't mean shit and it certainly isn't something to cheer on. Legal or illegal, women are often forced into the sex industry against their will, whether because they don't speak the language to seek help, their family has been threatened or they've been forced into addiction, it is almost never a woman's choice. But lets celebrate anyway because it sounds trendy to champion it.

  26. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: JennyJJJ – False, false, false. Working in Canada right now. If a local hospital is really busy, health care will pay to have the surgery done in a hospital with an opening, even if south of the border. BTW, this works both ways, with U.S. citizens coming north for certain procedures.

  27. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: JennyJJJ – Life expectancy/Canada (ranked 12th by countries in the world) - 80.7 Life expectancy/U.S. (ranked 36th in the world) - 78.3 Must be their crummy quality health care, which is also ranked higher using many indices.

  28. 28

    FIrst I want to say that I am Canadian and totally disgusted with the legalization of the brothels. I feel like puking everytime I see some sick pervert picking up a hooker, really the thought just makes me want to vomit, and now there will be a "red light district" where you can window shop for your hooker ?!? It's 2012 people, if you're that desperate for sex try online dating even the ugliest person can find someone there….
    Second I love how an article on Brothels turned in to a conversation about our health care and taxes… Obviously any american that is commenting about our health care is ignorant on the subject… As Many Canadians have already pointed out we are very fortunate to have AMAZING free health care, I have a 5 mth old that has spent the last 2 mths in the hospital and if we were in the states I would be claiming bankruptcy by the time she gets to go home… But because we live in Ontario my child is getting the BEST care possible and will have a home to return to when this is all over. Maybe JennyJJJ should really think before she speaks next time about things she obviously knows nothing about.

  29. 29

    Hurray for Ontario!

  30. 30

    next to be legalized shoud be Mairjuana…..Jesus if they legalized prostituion then they def should legalize weed come off it

  31. Mark edgette says – reply to this


    Patriotism is the problem if you disagree you are anti America must Americans are fucking stupid and blind!!!

  32. ontarioborn says – reply to this


    I am from Ontario. This has not been around for awhile, they just passed it. Just like the propse to have a wage freeze on teachers and health care workers but allow our MP's to take a raise. I love my country but like everywhere I have my issues with our politics.