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September 28, 2010
MP Libby Davies Welcomes Superior Court Ruling Striking Down Harmful Laws
Ottawa- Vancouver East MP Libby Davies welcomes the landmark Ontario Superior Court ruling striking down Canada's laws surrounding prostitution noting the laws are substantially "increasing the risk of harm" to sex workers.
"This is a long overdue victory for some of Canada's most vulnerable women," said Davies. "The ruling is in line with the 2006 findings of the Parliamentary Sub-Committee on Solicitation Laws, showing that current laws are hurting sex workers," said Davies whose Private Member's Motion was the impetus for the sub-committee.