Kate Gibson

Escorts Need Protection: Advocate

CBC | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

An advocate for members of the sex trade in Vancouver says police need to do more to protect women, after homicide investigators said they're investig...

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

Reive Doig | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

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.