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    Question Legal....?? i mean seriously...

    is prostitution legal in canada or not...?? i mean i heard its perfectly legal for you to get a hooker and stuff in vancouver or montreal or where ever in canada....but i also heard you'll get busted if getting caught getting all freaky digy in SC with a stripper...or picking up any chicks off the street....i mean whats up with that....

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    Prostitution is legal, the solicitation is not.

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    Prostitution IS legal in Canada

    This is straight form the canadian criminal code, which can be found at http://laws.justice.gc.ca:

    Offence in Relation to Prostitution

    213. (1) Every person who in a public place or in any place open to public view


    (a) stops or attempts to stop any motor vehicle,

    (b) impedes the free flow of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or ingress to or egress from premises adjacent to that place, or

    (c) stops or attempts to stop any person or in any manner communicates or attempts to communicate with any person

    for the purpose of engaging in prostitution or of obtaining the sexual services of a prostitute is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
    Prostitution IS legal, however, attempting to communicate in a public place or in any place open to public view with another person for prostitution is illegal.

    More from the criminal code:

    Procuring

    212. (1) Every one who


    ...

    (h) for the purposes of gain, exercises control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in such manner as to show that he is aiding, abetting or compelling that person to engage in or carry on prostitution with any person or generally,

    (j) lives wholly or in part on the avails of prostitution of another person,

    ...

    is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.
    Which I suppose should mean agencies are illegal

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    Quote Originally Posted by korskarn
    Which I suppose should mean agencies are illegal
    Actually my reading of that is that that is what makes incall illegal, since that is the only purpose of an incall place.

    However, and you'll even see this on some sites, with an agency they are merely sending you a girl that you make a donation for their companionship, anything that occurs between two consenting adults at that point is their business.

    I think that is the loop hole that allows outcall to be legal.

    But that's just my interpretation.

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    Incall is illegal as it pertains to the bawdy house laws:

    Bawdy-houses

    Keeping common bawdy-house
    210. (1) Every one who keeps a common bawdy-house is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

    Landlord, inmate, etc.
    (2) Every one who

    (a) is an inmate of a common bawdy-house,

    (b) is found, without lawful excuse, in a common bawdy-house, or

    (c) as owner, landlord, lessor, tenant, occupier, agent or otherwise having charge or control of any place, knowingly permits the place or any part thereof to be let or used for the purposes of a common bawdy-house,

    is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

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    Come on....if it was legal, it would be sold at Wal-Mart....or you would choose your girl at Encan Direct H.Gregoire...

    Nowhere is writen that having sex with someone and receiving money is illegal....but in fact, the code is clear about ALL that is around business of sex: sollicitation, advertising, locations for this purpose, helping someone to do it, having company to sell sex service...etc...so, the only legal thing, is to do it between two people and keep it to yourself: no advertsing, no talk on the street...such make it tough to find a prositute (for Johns) or to find client (for SPs).

    All the info was given by many good merbites here. Thread should be close.

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    An indy who does outcalls only, and is prudent in her way of advertising and communicating limits the possibilities of problems with LE.

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    There was talk a few years they would crack down on newspapers such as JdM or especially the Mirror since let's admit it is the most blatant about it. The bawdy houses laws are mainly used is someone complains about the traffic/noise/drugs in the neighbourhood.

    Prostitution became legal in Canada in the same way as abortion and lap dances: the Supreme Court. The bawdy house laws are still on the book but they are currently before the Supreme Court and I would not be surprised if they are modified as well in the near future.

    klown

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    Prostitution has always been legal in Canada. I know because I researched it for a class I took called History of Sexuality.

    Ronnie,
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    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    You are right Naughtylady. It's the semantics around prostitution that put it in the legal gray area.

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