From managing editor to madame

In 2004, Jody Paterson left her staff position at the Victoria Times Colonist to become executive director of PEERS, the Prostitutes Empowerment Education Resource Society. Her big goal for 2008 is to launch a co-op brothel in which all profits beyond the cost of running the business are mandated to go to social causes. In a CP story she discusses what led to her job change, and lays out the plans for the brothel project in an August 24 column for the VTC.