Sex work activists hope inquiry will change laws

Sex work advocates are hoping that the inquiry report into the investigation of Vancouver’s missing women will help efforts to change the laws that make sex work dangerous. In the report, Commissioner Wally Oppal concluded that “the missing and murdered women were forsaken by society at large and then again by police.”

Oppal made 63 suggestions, including a regional police force and funding for law-reform research and for emergency services for sex workers.