John Ivison: Provinces Could Kill New Prostitution Law by Refusing to Enforce It

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Could Ottawa’s new law on prostitution be dead on arrival? It is highly possible that opposition from provincial governments could see its provisions to prosecute johns and pimps, rather than sellers of sex, wither from lack of use.

[np_storybar title=”Kathleen Wynne calls for review of prostitution law” link=””] Ontario’s premier has entered the debate over Canada’s new prostitution law a day after it took effect, adding her voice to a growing number of groups concerned for sex workers’ safety and adding tension to her relationship with the Harper government.

Kathleen Wynne issued a statement Sunday saying she has a “grave concern” that the new rules dealing with the world’s oldest profession won’t be any better than the old system when it comes to protecting prostitutes from harm.