Ontario's high court just overturned several of the country's laws criminalizing various acts of sex work, like working together and indoors ("keeping a bawdy house") and soliciting:
In a 131-page ruling, Judge Susan Himel found national laws banning brothels, solicitation of clients and managing sex workers violated a provision of the constitution guaranteeing "the right to life, liberty and security".
She called on the Canadian parliament to regulate the sex trade rather than ban such practices.
"These laws... force prostitutes to choose between their liberty, interest and their right to security of the person," she said.
One of the three prostitutes who brought the case, Terri Bedford, had told the court she had been beaten and raped many times.
She described the judgement as "like emancipation day for sex trade workers".
"The federal government must now take a stand and clarify what is legal and not legal between consenting adults in private," said Ms Bedford, who added that she now hoped to work as a dominatrix.
And, because the war on sex is really all connected, Canada's LGBT paper mentions that these laws were used to close down bathhouses: