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Legal Situation:

Prostitution Status: Prostitution is legal; pimping and operating or being found in or working in a "bawdy house" (every place where one or more prostitutes regularly work or where "indecent acts" are performed) are not. Solicitation in public is also illegal, which covers street and hotel prostitution. Massage parlours which provide handjobs or more are semi-tolerated. Generally the best bet are outcall escort services (which operate on shaky ground also, but are legal for both the prostitute and the customer) and independant call girls. There has been one report about a sting operation in Ontario, directed against an owner of an escort service. A detailed analysis of the Canadian laws is available. A coalition to Reform the Bawdy House Act has been formed. For more information on the legal situation in Canada, check the web site of the Sex Worker's Alliance of Vancouver.

Lap dances have been ruled to be indecent and illegal by the Supreme Court on 12-March-1997; it's not clear what that means for the real world yet.

The age of consent: The age of consent is defined as follows:

A person is deemed able to give informed consent to sex with another person if:
- They are 18 years of age or over, or
- They are 14 years of age or over, and they are giving consent to a person not in a "position of authority" over them. Teacher, doctor, baby-sitter, etc., or
- They are 12 years of age or over, the person is not in a position of authority, and the person is not more than two years older.

Oh, there used to be different rules for anal sex, but they were overturned in court and the overturning upheld on appeal, so that's pretty safe.

In addition, anyone over 14 may sell sex, but no one is allowed to buy sex from a person under 18. For details, check out this flyer.

Special practica. Porn movies cannot show anal sex or facial ejaculation or sex involving violence. -- I hear this is no longer true, the law has changed since the supreme court decision.

Finding Women:

Magazines with information: NOW magazine in Toronto under "Business Personals", Monday Magazine in porn shops.

Newspaper/Phonebook Keywords: Escort, Salon de Massage, Massage.

One hour full service: About 150 Canadian Dollars for a call girl working out of her own apartment.

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