Saturday, October 13, 2007

Harper's Whores?

If this one takes flight, you had better duck next time you see a pig.

A group of Vancouver prostitutes wants to establish a brothel in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics. From Alternet.Org:

...local sex workers have banded together to establish Canada's first cooperative brothel in an attempt to offer women a safe place to work.

The group, formed by a sex workers' alliance based here, called the British Columbia Coalition of Experiential Women, will incorporate next month and is already setting the groundwork to open the co-op brothel.

Members have begun scouting for a location and are enlisting the backing of local businesses, police and labor organizations.

Faced with the task of cleaning up the city to host the 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver authorities said they are open to the idea.

"We would be willing to explore anything that ... would be helping the situation of sex trade workers, and make it safer for them and make it better for the community," said Vancouver police spokesperson Howard Chow. He noted one requirement: "It has to be something that is lawful."

>Prostitution itself is legal in Canada. However, since most activities associated with it are not -- such as soliciting sexual services in a public place, operating a bawdy house and living off the avails of prostitution -- the group is planning to appeal to the federal government for an exemption.

Now, let's see... "Dear Prime Minister Harper. You don't know us but we're really not much different from you and many of your cabinet ministers. We're all in the business of screwing the Canadian people. Now here's a business idea..."


Anonymous said...

When I saw the headline, I thought the post was going to be about John Manley.

The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry for the confusion. My fault. I can see how you might mistake these guys for ordinary, hardworking streetwalkers. My apologies also to all the streetwalkers who may have been offended.
Come to think of it, Harper would probably make a top notch pimp. He certainly has an eye or a nose for the type he can turn into a prossie and an ability to get them out onto the street turning tricks for him.

Anonymous said...

there are so many licensed brothels (escort services) operating and advertising (and paying taxes) in vancouver that this should hardly be newsworthy. madame cleos on richards certainly comes to mind. good on em


Borges said...

Every Olympic city has to deal with the question of sex workers. Athens gave us a very interesting way to deal with the provision of... service.