Push is on for strip clubs to take advantage of Supreme Court ruling on prostitution

Dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford celebrates after a ruling in the Supreme Court of Canada that struck...

Dominatrix Terri-Jean Bedford celebrates after a ruling in the Supreme Court of Canada that struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws in a unanimous decision, Dec. 20, 2013. (Darren Brown/QMI Agency)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:11 PM ET

Strip clubs smell dollars and opportunity on the heels of a Supreme Court of Canada decision Friday to strike down key Criminal Code provisions.

The Adult Entertainment Association of Canada says it’s ready to provide “enhanced” services once brothels become legal in Canada.

“The country’s licensed adult entertainment clubs are already the Canadian version of a brothel,” said association president Tim Lambrinos in a statement, adding that they don’t yet go as far as full-on brothels do.

Women’s activist Diane Watts says she’s not surprised to see this push now that the Supreme Court has ruled Canada’s bans on brothels, communicating for the purpose of prostitution and living off its profits are unconstitutional.

“There’s a lot of people waiting for this to expand their businesses,” said the researcher with Real Women of Canada.

Parliament has a year to come up with new laws aimed at curbing prostitution.


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