Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Canada: Nudity laws to be subject of constitutional challenge

Canadian laws prohibiting public nudity are an infringement of constitutional rights, an Ontario court north of Toronto will hear Tuesday.
Prominent defence lawyer Clayton Ruby was expected to argue current laws in Canada prohibiting nudity in public places, or on private property exposed to public view, are overly broad — thus they should be struck down and the laws under the Criminal Code updated.

According to the Federation of Canadian Nudists, these laws are archaic because they define nudity as generally "indecent" and intended to cause "harm" to those who witness it.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/Nudity+laws+subject+constitutional+challenge/4158739/story.html#ixzz1C2hr4z5v

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