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Prostitution prosecutions in flux across Canada after 2013 Supreme Court ruling created 'legal vacuum'

In New Brunswick, authorities have largely stopped prosecuting prostitution-related crimes. In Alberta, they are prosecuting to the full extent of the law. In Ontario and B.C., it could go either way, depending.

The Supreme Court of Canada decision that struck down parts of Canada's prostitution laws, but suspended its judgment for a year to let Ottawa come up with a new legislative umbrella, has left the country with a myriad of approaches to prostitution. Several provinces, in fact, haven't yet figured what their approach will be, leaving local authorities to figure it out as they go.

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