Robert Pickton

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...

Pickton Victim's Remains 'Dumped,' Says Family

CBC | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The parents of a victim of serial killer Robert Pickton is accusing the B.C. Coroners Service of mishandling their daughter's remains and lying about ...

Mayor Pleas For New Regional Police

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's mayor says a regional police force is so crucial for the Metro area that it should be a top issue in the upcoming provincial e...

National Inquiry On Missing, Murdered Women Not Best Answer

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

Waiting for the Canadian state to do something about violence is literally killing us, so I am not interested in participating in any delaying tactics or knowledge gathering for a state that clearly isn't listening. I want meaningful change and I want it now, and I don't think that's too much to ask for. Because my life and the lives of all women and girls are worth more than this.

Media Bites: The Missing Women Report Finds Canada's Dark Side

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.19.2013 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Monday morning marked the long-awaited release of Wally T. Oppal's Missing Women Commission of Inquiry report. To say commissioning this report was a bit controversial is like saying Pickton himself was a bit murdery. Oppal's investigation basically entailed a jaunty stroll across a packed minefield of modern Canada's touchiest subjects including racism, sexism, classism, aboriginal politics, the sex trade, mental illness, alcoholism, drug abuse, bureaucratic cruelty and police incompetence, all headed by a party hack from an embattled provincial government that might very well poll worse than all the others put together.

Regional Police Could Have Caught Killer Sooner: Inquiry

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The final report into the failures that allowed Robert Pickton to remain at large for so long has revived a decades-old debate about wheth...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Bring Back the Death Penalty for Brutal Murderers

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Abubakar Kasim

Keeping brutal murderers behind bars, feeding and educating them with taxpayer's money is an insult to the victims and a mockery to the justice system. The death penalty is the only punishment that suits the crime of murder; it creates a sense of balance in the scales of justice.

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 ...

Robert Pickton Tells Media To Pose As Lawyer

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2012 | Canada

VANCOUVER - From inside the walls of a maximum-security prison in British Columbia's Fraser Valley, serial killer Robert Pickton offers a suggestion t...

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...