Criminal Law & The Canadian Criminal Code

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1. The laws which pertain to Canadian prostitution mandate that the following are illegal: 1) bawdy houses(Criminal Code sections 210 and 211); the act of procuring and living on the avails of prostitution of another person (section 212); Procuring and living on the avails of prostitution are offenses deemed indictable which are accompanied by a term of up to ten years in a Canadian prison.


Being found in a bawdy house is a summary offence and the offender faces a maximum term of six months in prison and/or a $2000 fine (sections 210 (2) and 211). Simply stated, prostitution crimes are mainly focused on those acts committed in public. This includes but is not limited by a prostitute stopping a car in traffic or approaching a prospective client in the street and offering sexual services. (section 213(1)).
2. Under the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act in Canada, a person commits an offence under section 4, when he fails, to exercise control properly over a person under their effective command and control or fails to effectuate authority and control over their watch and as a result that person who is supposed to be under their watch commits an offence under section 6;(b), and further, the military commander knows, or is criminally negligent in failing to know, that the person is about to commit or is committing such an offence. Thus the two elements that must be present are first that there is an active war and second that the person during this time, a person under the control or dominion of the soldier is committing a crime.
3. "Conduct is negligen ...
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