Off the streets

North Shore News
Sunday, May 13, 2012

BEFORE Wally Oppal's botched inquiry into Vancouver's missing women can lurch to its painful conclusion, a real study has concluded with some concrete recommendations about protecting sex workers.

According to researchers from UBC and the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, simply allowing prostitutes to work indoors mitigates public health hazards, reduces the burden on police resources and, most importantly, saves lives.