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Supreme Court of Canada rules on landmark prostitution case - Dec 20th, 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada has struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws, giving Parliament one year to come up with new legislation. We speak with a sex workers’ rights advocate to look into today’s landmark ruling.

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