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There’s a stripper poll on the City of Toronto website

There’s a stripper poll on the City of Toronto website
(Screen shot from City of Toronto website)

City staff have posted an online “Adult Entertainment Parlour Regulation Survey” (yes, actually) that asks the public to weigh in on whether strip club clientele should be allowed to touch exotic dancers. (While you’ve probably heard the no-touching-the-dancers spiel before—from watching a lot of TV, of course!—it may not have been apparent that this is actually a city-mandated rule and not just something imposed by club bouncers.) The Adult Entertainment Association of Canada is fighting to change the current by-law, which forbids any physical contact between dancers and their clients, calling the rules “onerous and archaic” and just plain unenforceable. Though several councillors have already survived a committee-meeting pole dance in the name of progress, the poll’s formal language (“burlesque entertainers” and “no-touch provisions,” for instance) makes us think there will be a lot of uncomfortable seat-shifting when the matter is brought up at council. Good luck to the soul whose job it will be to translate the sure-to-be-colourful survey responses into city-hall speak. [Toronto Sun]

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