Apparently the Supreme Court has confirmed a Quebec Court of Appeal judgment holding that payment for nude contact  dances constitutes prostitution. Consequently, bars where such activities occur fall under the Criminal Code definition of a “common bawdy house”. There seems to be little awareness,even among criminal lawyers, of this decision but it seems likely  publication of the Court’s reasons will engender a lively debate as to appropriate police enforcement policy. Some reaction from the “working women’s” lobby might also ensue!

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