Legal residential sex trade

In a surprising, but wonderful move, the Vancouver City Council voted to approve ‘elements’ of the sex trade in an expanded definition in what was allowed to be run as a home business. The elements include “any dating service, entertainment service, exotic dancer business, social escort service or other similar business”. Which falls short of full-bore prostitution, but as this is a municipal by-law, and I think prositution falls under the Criminal Code, which has more authority.

But Kudos to the city council. What with safe-injection sites, this and the upcoming City Ward debate, it’s nice to see that COPE is holding true to their roots.

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