Missing Womens Inquiry

Missing Women's Report Recommendations

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

VANCOUVER - Commissioner Wally Oppal's final report into the failed investigations into Robert Pickton included 63 recommendations. Here are some of t...

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 ...

Scathing Report Sheds Light On Missing Women Investigations

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A scathing report to a B.C. inquiry looking into the years before the arrest of convicted killer Robert William Pickton recommends giving financial co...

Damning Report To B.C. Inquiry: "Wouldn't Piss On Them If They Were On Fire"

Reive Doig | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

Independent counsel Jason Gratl has prepared a damning report to the B.C. Missing Women's Inquiry that's looking into the years before the arrest of convicted killer Robert William Pickton. Titled "Wouldn't Piss On Them If They Were on Fire: How Discrimination Against Sex Workers, Drug Users and Aboriginal Women Enabled a Serial Killer," it pulls few punches. Indifference. Ineptitude. Discrimination. These words reverberate throughout the document.

B.C. Missing Women's Inquiry Budget: Who Is Prostituting Themselves Here?

Reive Doig | Posted 10.20.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Reive Doig

Compare the budget for B.C.'s Missing Women's Inquiry (approaching $7 million) and the amounts charged by those working for the commission with what's spent by frontline charities like WISH and PACE that actually work with sex trade workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Senior commission counsel Art Vertlieb billed the province $483,741 for his work on the inquiry. If you put that together with the $482,139 billed by associate counsel Karey Brooks and her law firm you could fund WISH, with its $900,000 budget, for an entire year, and still have enough left over to fund PACE for a season.