Schmidt mentions that the off-street prostitution now constitutes to eighty-percent of the sex-trade industry.
The article states that like the educational debt and cost rise explosion that has occurred in Canada, so too has the off-street prostitution. Prostitution has acquired a new dimension in Canada where it has become an industrial trade generating tremendous revenue for the advertisement industry, on which it is primarily dependent for its promotions. Stacy states that she is into the prostitution trade merely for the high money it pays, which is crucial to pay her rent and tuition fees and there is no job which would be able to pay her one-hundred-fifty dollars for an hour. Anna, another academic student prostitute is mentioned in the article, comes from a respectable family, the father being a businessman. Like Stacy, Anna too is a "high end call girl", in the sex trade. Stacy and Anna do not like what they are doing, but plan to move ahead with the trade until they establish themselves firmly on the path to a successful and respectable career. Stacy argues that she is not like all the other prostitutes since she carries herself with a "level of respect". John is also a sex-worker who had initially been in the sex-trade for the same reasons as Stacy and Anna.