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    Missing Women Commission of Inquiry 2010-2011

    On September 27, 2010, the Lieutenant Governor in Council issued an Order in Council establishing the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

    Wally Oppal, QC, has been named Commissioner.

    Under the Terms of Reference, the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry will:

    a) Inquire into and make findings of fact respecting the conduct of the investigations conducted between January 23, 1997 and February 5, 2002, by police forces in British Columbia respecting women reported missing from the Downtown Eastside of the city of Vancouver;

    b) Inquire into and make findings of fact respecting the decision of the Criminal Justice Branch on January 27, 1998, to enter a stay of proceedings on charges against Robert William Pickton of attempted murder, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement and aggravated assault;

    c) Recommend changes considered necessary respecting the initiation and conduct of investigations in British Columbia of missing women and suspected multiple homicides; and

    d) Recommend changes considered necessary respecting homicide investigations in British Columbia by more than one investigating organization, including the co-ordination of those investigations.
    Commissioner Oppal’s report is to be submitted by Dec. 31, 2011.

    http://www.missingwomeninquiry.ca/
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    Missing and murdered women: Produce a report that cannot be ignored
    BY LIBBY DAVIES | JANUARY 25, 2011

    Presentation by Libby Davies (Member of Parliament for Vancouver East) to Commissioner Wally Oppal and others gathered at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry, Community Engagement Forum, held Jan. 19, 2011
    http://rabble.ca/news/2011/01/missin...not-be-ignored

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    Wally Oppal calls for B.C. govt. to extend scope of missing women’s commission

    ROBERT MATAS

    Vancouver— Globe and Mail Update

    Published Thursday, Mar. 03, 2011 12:48PM EST
    Last updated Thursday, Mar. 03, 2011 1:37PM EST

    Former B.C. attorney-general and head of the missing women commission, Wally Oppal has urged the B.C. government to revamp the mandate of the commission to enable him to hear from those who wish to speak about the Highway of Tears investigation as well as from vulnerable and marginalized individuals and from aboriginal groups.

    The appeal for an expanded mandate comes after months of harsh criticism from women’s groups and aboriginal communities, and days after the BC Liberal Party replaced Premier Gordon Campbell with radio talk show host and former B.C. cabinet minister Christy Clark.
    More at:
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1928668/

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    Today's 15 page status report in PDF:

    http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.c...m_1222622a.pdf

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    British Columbia: Missing Women Commission Provides Status Report, Recommends Broader Mandate To Address Community Concerns

    The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry has recommended to the B.C. provincial government that its mandate be broadened to include a study commission so that it can provide a better opportunity for participation by groups and individuals who wish to focus on the policy issues related to missing and murdered women.

    In a Status Report published today, Commissioner Wally Oppal, Q.C., said a joint study and hearing commission will enable the Commission to craft a more focused, but still thorough hearing process while ensuring that both processes are procedurally fair.

    “In the result, I believe the Commission may be able to more efficiently fulfill its various mandates,” said Mr. Oppal.
    More at:
    http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/i...ples&Itemid=74

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    Mandate for missing women panel disappoints
    ROBERT MATAS
    VANCOUVER— From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
    Published Monday, Mar. 28, 2011 4:46PM EDT
    Last updated Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011 12:07AM EDT

    A new mandate for the Missing Women Commission falls far short of what families, advocates and friends of missing and murdered women in northern B.C. had hoped for, a prominent native spokesman says.

    “We were looking for a full inquiry into the highway of tears, a separate inquiry,” Terry Teegee, vice-tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, said Monday in an interview.
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1960384/

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    Serial killer Robert Pickton began his murder spree in 1991, a police team commander told the Missing Women inquiry today.

    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Ser...#ixzz1mVyM9NOY
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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