Police board recommends regulating body rub parlours in Barrie

Bringing body rub parlours in Barrie under a licenced and regulated system could help young women from falling prey to human traffickers, the chair of the Barrie Police Services Board writes in a memo to council.
The Barrie Police Service is “aware of numerous known body rub parlours within the City. If (the City) had a bylaw that licenced and regulated body rub parlours, the (bylaw department and police) would have additional authorities to enter and inspect body rub parkours to keep young women and girls from falling victim to human trafficking,” writes Angela Lockridge, chair of the board.
The board is recommending two actions: 1) That the City amend its zoning laws to permit and regulate body rub parlours, and 2) that the City develop a bylaw to license body rub parlours.