Sex workers march ahead of Supreme Court hearing

Sex workers and supporters rallied in Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Ottawa on Saturday in preparation for the Supreme Court hearing this Thurday that will determine whether current prostitution laws violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Among the two dozen people at Vancouver’s rally was Katrina Pacey of Pivot Legal Society, an intervenor in the case.

“What that law (against street prostitution) has done is that sex workers can't take time to screen clients, it displaces sex workers to very dangerous parts of the city, it means they can't access police protection,” Says Pacey.