The Issue Of Prostitution Law Essay

823 Words Sep 19th, 2014 4 Pages
Prostitution as a whole along with its laws are changing and advancing within society. The workers are coming up with more advanced ways, as are law enforcement agencies. The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the countries anti-prostitution law based on a unanimous decision (CBC News, 2013, para.1). Parliament has been given one year to come up with a new legislation (CBC News, 2013, para.1). Valerie Scott believes that the new laws should be up to municipalities, not the federal government (as cited in CBC News, 2013, Sky’s not going to fall in). Alan Young states: "If the Harper government rewrites laws, they will fail and the next generation of sex workers will be right back here. So let 's not be stupid, federal government. Let 's do something progressive, actually (as cited in CBC News, 2013, Sky’s not going to fall in). Scotts’ viewpoint is one that makes sense to me; every city is going to be different. We can’t be comparing cities that are the complete opposite from one another. The way they are run are different, for example they way the city is policed would be different. Each law enforcement agency would have separate plans. For example in Calgary we have several communities, some require a larger police presences compared to others. A prime example of this would be the community of Forest Lawn. Recently, the Calgary Police Service has created a beat team, which consists of sixteen constables and a sergeant. This allows the Calgary Police to approach the…

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