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Supreme Court to hear appeal of ruling that legalized brothels

The Supreme Court of Canada is seen in Ottawa, Ont. Tuesday October 2, 2012.

Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press

The Supreme Court of Canada is willing to take a look at the country's main laws controlling prostitution.

The top court said today it will hear a government appeal of a ruling striking down the ban on brothels.

Ontario's top court had ruled the ban on bawdy houses increased the dangers prostitutes face because it forces them to work outside.

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The Ontario court also upheld a ban on soliciting and reworded the law against living on the avails of prostitution.

The Supreme Court will also hear a cross-appeal by sex-trade workers on the soliciting ban.

The top court says a stay on legalizing brothels will remain in place until it decides the case.

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