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Supreme Court decision may make Canada sex tourism hub, Justice Minister warns

OTTAWA, January 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The recent decision by the Supreme Court which struck down laws against prostitution as unconstitutional puts Canada at risk of becoming a mecca for the sex trade, according to Justice Minister Peter MacKay.

"We do not want Canada to become a haven for sex tourism," MacKay told QMI Agency.

On December 20, Canada's Supreme Court unanimously threw out the country's anti-prostitution laws - banning brothels, communicating for the purpose of prostitution, and living off its profits - stating that the current laws imposed dangerous conditions on a profession that is legal, infringing prostitutes' Charter right to security of the person.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin noted that the case, Bedford v. Canada, did not deal with whether or not prostitution should be legal.

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