Ont. to scrap child exploitation act, raise cost of driving

The legislature at Queen's Park. (QMI Agency/STAN BEHAL)

The legislature at Queen's Park. (QMI Agency/STAN BEHAL)

Antonella Artuso, Queen's Park Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 11:16 AM ET

A john who uses his car to pick up hookers won't get his driver's licence yanked, but it will cost him -- and other motorists -- more to renew licences in 2013.

A diverse group of Ontario fee hikes, repealed statutes and regulatory changes come into effect Tuesday, Jan. 1.

The Ontario government is shelving a decade-old plan to suspend the driver's licence of motorists who use their vehicles to pick up prostitutes.

The Rescuing Children from Sexual Exploitation Act would also have allowed police to take underage prostitutes to a "safe" house for counselling and health care.


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