Suzanne Jay, member of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter collective, in a Mar. 1, 2003 presentation titled "Reject Red Light Districts as a Solution to Violence Against Women" in Vancouver, Canada, said:

“As for the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, The Charter’s guarantee of security of the person becomes meaningless when a woman must be penetrated in order for her to have access to food or shelter.

If the government does create a red light district, it will be delivering women into the hands of killers like [Robert William] Pickton and Jack the Ripper because we are now living in circumstances that allow that kind of man to emerge.”

Mar. 1, 2003