Downtown Eastside Missing Women

Pickton In Court Via Video

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Serial killer Robert Pickton has appeared in a Vancouver court via video over a series of lawsuits filed by the families of several murder...

City Defends VPD Over Pickton

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The two police forces that failed to catch Robert Pickton as the serial killer hunted sex workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside say the...

Serial Killer Slapped With More Lawsuits

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The children of three women who were murdered by Robert Pickton have filed lawsuits against the police and the serial killer, marking the ...

Serial Killer Sued

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The children of four women whose remains were found on Robert Pickton's property have filed lawsuits against the police and Pickton himsel...

Missing Women's Inquiry: Wally Oppal's Good Intentions

Reive Doig | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

Yes, the prejudices faced by Vancouver's missing women were systemic and institutional, but systems and institutions are made up of individuals, and ultimately some of them should be found responsible. Repeatedly, Commissioner Wally Oppal fails to do so. The judge has failed to judge. Imagine if during his time on the bench he'd been willing to hear such damning evidence, and then at the end of the trial declared that no sentence should be passed because, after all, in the end it's society's fault.

Is Anyone Listening To The 'Forsaken,' Marginalized Women Of Vancouver?

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

As Commissioner Wally Oppal and the media tried to talk about Vancouver's Missing Women, the forsaken women, the marginalized women, these women demanded space to talk for themselves. They demanded to be heard — just as the marginalized women in the Downtown Eastside have long done. It remains to be seen, however, if anyone is listening.

Facts About Missing Women Inquiry Commission

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Some facts about the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case:Terms of reference: Examine the police investigations into missing women ...

Inquiry Finds Bias Against Pickton Victims

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The families of Robert Pickton's victims have received public confirmation of something they already knew to be true: if their daughters, ...

The Downtown Eastside's Missing Women

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.19.2012 | Canada British Columbia

UPDATE - Dec. 17: Commissioner Wally Oppal's 1,448-page report, released in December 2012, concluded public indifference and poor police work allowed ...

'We Haven't Had Justice For Our Girls'

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The closest thing Marilyn Renter has ever had to a trial for her step-daughter's death is the public inquiry into the failures that allowe...

Critics Slam Pickton Inquiry

CBC | Posted 01.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Three B.C. human rights groups say the Missing Womens Commission of Inquiry failed the people it was designed to help. West Coast Legal Ed...