Saturday, August 29, 1998

Canadian Press

p. A10.

Prostitution: MP Calls for Fingerprinting

CALGARY — A private member's bill introduced by Reform MP Eric Lowther would give police the option of fingerprinting and photographing prostitutes, pimps and johns.

"The amendments to the Criminal Code will act as a deterrence to these people," said Lowther at a press conference Thursdsay.

"Bill C-397 makes communicating for the purposes of prostitution a hybrid offence, so that Crown has the option of charging them."

That's fine with the city's police force, which has pledged its support for the bill.

"Right now we have no record of these people," said Insp. Sandy Dunn.

"With this bill we have records and can treat them all equally."

— Canadian Press

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