Toronto councillors inspect strip club – good or bad?

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It has all the makings of an unsavory story, ripe for a daily newspaper, politics and sex. However, is it really that bad when you dig deeper?

Three Toronto councillors were recently followed and observed entering a strip club in Toronto. The councillors had accepted an invitation from the Adult Entertainment Association of Canada, a registered and approved lobbyist on the municipal lobby registry, to come and inspect the working conditions and requirements in a Toronto strip club.

Councillors receive these types of invitations often from various industries and sectors of a city’s business community. These tours usually are designed to show current challenges, violations or solutions in a certain business practice.

The councillors in this case, paid for the lunch they ate at the strip club and attended the establishment during a lunch break in their council meeting. No lap dances. No dollars in G-strings. Three grown men inspecting an establishment which is licensed to carry on business in the city, could easily have been a printing press or bakery.

A reporter followed them to the establishment, confronted them when they came out and filed a story about it.

Now, is this a story? Did the councillors do something wrong? Does it only appear wrong because it is a strip club? How could this moral furor have been avoided and yet had proper municipal attention paid to such an establishment?

What do you think On Deadline readers?

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One thought on “Toronto councillors inspect strip club – good or bad?

  1. John

    I have known Cesar Palacio many years, And I must say he is a man of principle. And this attack is of the same nature, when the Star tryed to make his renting a constituency office at bellow market value look Immoral.

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