Feds to appeal bawdy house ruling

The federal government will appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada a ruling that sex workers can legally take their business indoors.

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson says the Supreme Court of Canada needs to provide a decision for the nation.

On March 26, the Court of Appeal for Ontario struck down the ban on bawdy houses, stating that sex workers are in greater danger when they work from the streets. The court stated that bans on keeping a bawdy house and living off the avails of prostitution are unconstitutional.