SCC strikes down prostitution laws

This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark ruling that struck down a series of laws surrounding prostitution. The long-term implications remain to be seen, as the unanimous judgement has been suspended for a year in order to give parliament time to respond and (presumably) enact new legislation.

Incidentally, there is a strong Osgoode connection in the case, as our own Professor Alan Young was part of the team for Bedford, et al.

The decision - Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 - can be viewed on the Supreme Court's web site here.