Thursday, November 9, 2000

Jill Mahoney

Debate expected on child prostitution

EDMONTON — The fall session of the Alberta Legislature will be dominated by debate on the government's contentious child-prostitution law.

The law, which was deemed unconstitutional by a provincial court judge in July, allows police and social workers to place young prostitutes in protective custody for up to 72 hours without search warrants or court orders.

Premier Ralph Klein's government will introduce changes designed to address the judge's concerns in the session.

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