(Ontario Superior Court of Justice)
Status: ARPA Canada has made written and oral submissions in court; the case hearing has finished. The judge is now working on writing his decision.
Given that the women and girls involved in prostitution are having their bodies objectified and commodified and are more at risk for human trafficking, this law is best understood as a “law that has the amelioration of the conditions of disadvantaged individuals disadvantaged because of sex.” ARPA also put forward arguments relating to the freedom of expression and freedom of association elements of this case.
You can read ARPA Canada’s written legal argument soon, and you can read more about ARPA Canada’s approach to prostitution laws here.