Regina parents of slain woman want tougher laws against johns

A Supreme Court decision involving Canadian prostitution laws is expected later this morning that deals with whether sex trade workers have the right to hire security and vet their clients for safety reasons.

Ed and Linda Smith's daughter died tragically 23 years ago

Ed and Linda Smith of Regina want the laws around prositution changed to be tougher on johns and less about victimizing sex workers because they see it as an exploitative and dangerous profession. (Nichole Huck/CBC)

A Supreme Court decision involving Canadian prostitution laws is expected later this morning that deals with whether sex trade workers have the right to hire security and vet their clients for safety reasons.

It's a case that's of particular interest to Ed and Linda Smith, a Regina couple whose daughter was killed 23 years ago after being drawn into a life of prostitution.

The Smiths think tougher laws against johns are needed.

Morning Edition host Sheila Coles spoke with them Friday morning.