Archive | May 2012

24-hour resource centre a priority for sex workers, funding a concern

by JAMES KELLER

A 24-hour drop-in centre for impoverished sex workers of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside is a “no-brainer,” says the commissioner overseeing the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case.

It’s one of the first times Commissioner Wally Oppal has hinted at something he’ll likely recommend in his final report.

The inquiry opened a series of policy forums Tuesday to invite recommendations for protecting vulnerable women, and one suggestion that came up repeatedly was an all-day, all-night resource centre to help sex workers stay safe.

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