Pickton Inquiry

Money For Victims Coming Soon: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An offer to provide financial compensation to the children of serial killer Robert Pickton's victims could come as soon as six weeks from ...

Is B.C. Stalling On Missing Women?

CBC | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A coalition of 20 First Nations and women’s groups is slamming the B.C. government for failing to implement recommendations from the inquiry into se...

Is Regional Policing REALLY A Good Idea?

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

DELTA, B.C. - Size need not dictate quality of service.That was the key message delivered by law enforcement authorities to citizens of a small Britis...

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.

'A Very Serious And Sad Lesson'

CP | Wendy Cox, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Families of women believed murdered by serial-killer Robert Pickton welcomed the massive inquiry report into the police bungling that allo...

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 ...

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...

Police Had Reasons To Search Pickton Farm Long Before Arrest: Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A civilian RCMP worker rang in the year 2000 at serial killer Robert Pickton's illegal booze operation, where she saw him with a woman she...

High-Profile Mountie Sues For Harassment

CBC | Posted 07.09.2012 | Canada

CBC News has learned the high-profile Mountie who first spoke out against sexual harassment in the national police force is suing her emp...

Serial Killer Warnings Were Unnecessary, Police Testify

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Three senior police officers felt it unnecessary to put out a public warning that women were vanishing from the Downtown Eastside in the l...

Police Ignored Missing Street Workers, Inquiry Hears

CBC | Posted 06.23.2012 | Canada

Two former civilian employees with the Vancouver police department have testified detectives refused to investigate missing persons compl...

Pickton Survivor To Tell Her Story

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Late one night in March 1997, a sex worker in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside took a john up on what appeared to be a lucrative offer: ride ...

Pickton Inquiry Commissioner 'Appalled, Outraged' At Sexism Claims

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The commissioner overseeing the public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case has launched a formal investigation into anonymous allegations...

First Nations Silenced?

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The head of a public inquiry into the Robert Pickton case defended the process Tuesday against allegations it's ignoring the voices of abo...

Lawyer For Aboriginal Interests Quits Inquiry

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - An independent lawyer appointed to represent the interests of aboriginals at the inquiry into the Robert Pickton case announced her resign...

He Was The Only Suspect.. Only In Hindsight, Says Ex-Mountie

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Robert Pickton was just one of a growing list of "hideous" people who were considered prime suspects in the disappearance of Vancouver sex...

Pickton Maintains Innocence In Interview

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - Convicted serial killer Robert Pickton maintained his innocence as recently as last August as he was interviewed ahead of the public inqui...

Pickton Case Had Similar Failings As Bernardo's

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - The same systemic problems that allowed notorious sex killer Paul Bernardo to rape and murder women in Ontario in the late 1980s and early...

Police Could Have Searched Serial Killer's Farm Years Earlier: Mountie

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The RCMP say they are reviewing allegations that police could have obtained a search warrant for convicted serial killer Robert Pickton ye...

Women Went Missing, Investigators Partied On: Mountie

CBC | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada

A high-profile Mountie who recently came forward with allegations of sexual harassment in the RCMP has now made sensational new claims ab...

Massive Leadership Failures In Missing Women Probe: Pickton Inquiry

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A massive leadership failure within the Vancouver Police Department stalled the investigation into reports of missing sex workers in the l...

No Protection For Former Prostitute Testifying At Serial Killer Inquiry

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - A former prostitute described as the only one who got away from serial killer Robert Pickton won't get the same protections as other witne...

RCMP Did Not Share Pickton Investigation Info

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - The Mounties failed to share important information about Robert Pickton with their counterparts in Vancouver, were quick to dismiss credib...

Police Not Interested In Missing Sex Workers: Pickton Inquiry

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - A woman who helped run a Vancouver drop-in centre for sex workers says she reported one of serial killer Robert Pickton's victims missing,...