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Sex workers squeezed out as once-debauched Montreal neighbourhoods go mainstream

BY ALLISON LAMPERT, POSTMEDIA NEWS DECEMBER 17, 2011

Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay looks up while work (reflected in window) at the corner of Saint Catherine St. East and St. Laurent Boulevard in 2008.
 Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay looks up while work (reflected in window) at the corner of Saint Catherine St. East and St. Laurent Boulevard in 2008.
Photograph by: Graham Hughes, Gazette file photo

MONTREAL — Megan huddles in the doorway of a St. Laurent Boulevard bar, her bare, blackened hands turning red in the Saturday morning cold.

The petite 19-year-old emerges onto the sidewalk to greet Jack and Mitch, two regulars of Montreal’s Main district who’ve been out drinking since Friday night and are ready for another round.

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