Art Vertlieb

B.C. Missing Women's Inquiry Budget: Who Is Prostituting Themselves Here?

Compare the budget for B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry (approaching $7 million) and the amounts charged by those working for the commission with what's spent by frontline charities like WISH and PACE that actually work with sex trade workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Senior commission counsel Art Vertlieb billed the province $483,741 for his work on the inquiry. If you put that together with the $482,139 billed by associate counsel Karey Brooks and her law firm you could fund WISH, with its $900,000 budget, for an entire year, and still have enough left over to fund PACE for a season.
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Pickton Maintains Innocence In Interview

VANCOUVER - Convicted serial killer Robert Pickton maintained his innocence as recently as last August as he was interviewed ahead of the public inquiry into the police investigations that failed to s...