Online Vancouver ads seek sex in exchange for accommodation

The growing number of online ads in Vancouver offering accommodation in exchange for sex was the focus of a Vancouver Sun article.

“[The ads are] taking advantage of the fact that this is a terrible market in which to find reasonably priced living space — it’s very low vacancy rates and very high rents,” said UBC law professor Janine Benedet.

“New criminal laws make it illegal to pay for sex. It’s a way of paying for sex,” said Benedet.

A similar story appeared in The Province and Saskatoon Star Phoenix.