Author Tags: Downtown Eastside, Women
Trevor Greene's grim but revealing Bad Date: The Lost Girls of Vancouver's Low Track (ECW Press, 2001) picks up the saga of Vancouver's missing women before the trial of accused mass murderer Robert Pickton. Greene's views of the police are sympathetic as he describes the street culture in Vancouver's Downtown East Side as he provides heart-wrenching perspectives from relatives such as Deborah Jardine whose daughter Angela disappeared in 1998. "After fruitlessly trying to get her daughter declared a missing person," Greene writes, "Deborah was told by a police officer that no one on the VPD knew anything about her or any of the other missing women because 'no one gives a damn'. The media, according to Greene, were often 'slow of the mark' along with the police.
[BCBW 2003] "Women" "Downtown Eastside"