Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Parliament to become a Red Light District?

From Jay Jardine comes this story:

Gatineau Businesses Suggest 'Red-Light' District

"Some business owners in Gatineau are suggesting city council create a red-light district to contain prostitutes.

They're upset that customers, and tenants, are being scared away by the sometimes-aggressive hookers.

Since they feel prostitution won't go away, they feel there should be a zone that prostitutes be allowed to patrol. Business owners suggest an area around the federal government buildings on Laurier.

But Gatineau police say that's unlikely since solicitation is still against the law."