Strip clubs could be 'solution' to brothels: T.O. councillor

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti before a meeting of Toronto city council on Monday December 17, 2013....

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti before a meeting of Toronto city council on Monday December 17, 2013. (Michael Peake/Toronto Sun)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:09 AM ET

TORONTO -- Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti thinks strip clubs could have the "solution" to looming changes to Canada's prostitution laws.

Mammoliti missed the end of Monday's council meeting on the ice storm to attend a meeting of strip club operators in Niagara Falls, Ont.

At the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada meeting, Mammoliti said owners unanimously agreed to try to enter into discussions with the federal government to become legal brothels in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that Canada's bans on brothels, communicating for the purpose of prostitution and living off its profits are unconstitutional.

"My role, obviously, is to try to work with the City of Toronto in finding the right formula that will work in Toronto," Mammoliti told QMI Agency on Monday. "We have to find a way to do this."


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