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In the year 1990, the Supreme Court of Canada had declared or proclaimed that the law regarding prostitution would be banned as public solicitation would not be practiced. Therefore, as per the post, the change or the modification in the dual procedure offences made it illicit to purchase sexual acts and these were supposed to be in reference to ss 193 and 195.1 of the Criminal Code, (the Prostitution Reference),  1 S.C.R.
However, the laws regarding such exchange were deemed to be illicit or illegal because it was well-thought out to be an extremely dangerous activity which posed a risk of violence as well as harm irrespective of where it took place. Therefore, the criminal laws in Canada were sanctioned and applied with the intention of denouncing as well as deterring prostitution as the legalization of such an activity would not have prevented harm (Coy, Smiley, & Tyler, 2019).
It can be understood through the Bedford decision where the objective of the laws surrounding prostitution was supposed to make the sex workers feel safe. However, prior to 2013, there had not been any direct criminal prohibition but the curtailment of such took place after the Bedford decision as the Supreme Court through the case acknowledged that prostitution was sensitive and a complex topic and the regulation of such was of great public importance because of its intricacies (Wellington, 2018).
Therefore, to conclude, it can be stated that legalizing prostitution would help in freeing the sex workers and along with such frees the law enforcement to implement valid laws. In addition to this, legalization would contribute towards negating the need for pimps and this would give the sex workers proper control over their careers.
Coy, M., Smiley, C., & Tyler, M. (2019). Challenging the “prostitution problem”: Dissenting voices, sex buyers, and the myth of neutrality in prostitution research. Archives of sexual behavior, 48(7), 1931-1935.
Criminal Code, (the Prostitution Reference),  1 S.C.R.
Wellington, A. (2018). Contrasting Legal Reforms Relating to Sex Work and Medical Assistance In Dying: Post Bedford and Carter Draft Work in Progress for Presentation, CPSA, Congress.