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In the early hours of the morning — when it's still dark enough to be night — a few women can be seen practicing one of the oldest professions known to man outside of Thomas Greene Park on Third Avenue. The Gowanus park lies between Douglass and Degraw streets, is currently under construction and is mostly surrounded by industrial buildings. This section of Third Avenue is dark, bleak and lonely most of the time. But these women offer a certain amount of company to men for the right price.
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This has been welcomed by some, including Janine Benedet, an associate professor at the University of British Columbia who supports the bill overall, though she called for some changes. Log in Subscribe to comment Why do I need to subscribe?
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We aim to have all comments reviewed in a timely manner. Yes — sex workers themselves. The second stage of the federal government's race to pass a bill governing prostitution by the end of the year has begun, with the Senate legal and constitutional affairs committee beginning hearings. Justice Minister Peter MacKay. Some information in it may no longer be current. The Canadian Press.
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