Originally posted 10-10-2014
Originally saw this on TERB, from the section of the DoJ Technical Paper:Bill C-36 "b) Offences: Purchasers and Third Parties"
Oh Nooooo , Is this the death of the strip club, the ladies might have to find regular employment and also byebye to all the good clubs in Quebec and Ontario. That new club Gallery Show Lounge is going have a short life.The following activities have been found to constitute a sexual service or an act of prostitution, if provided in return for some form of consideration: lap-dancing, which involves sitting in the client’s lap and simulating sexual intercourse; masturbation of a client in the context of a massage parlour, whether or not the client climaxes; and, sado-masochistic activities, provided that the acts can be considered to be sexually stimulating/gratifying. However, jurisprudence is clear that neither acts related to the production of pornography, nor stripping meet the test. In most cases, physical contact, or sexual interaction, between the person providing the service and the person receiving it is required; however, acts for which consideration is provided that take place in a private room in a club and that are sexual in nature, but do not involve physical contact between the “client” and “performer”, such as self-masturbation, have been found to constitute prostitution.