Vancouver Missing Women

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.

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.

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...

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 Significance Of B.C.'s Missing Women Inquiry Report

Robyn Bourgeois | Posted 02.14.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Robyn Bourgeois

The final report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry is significant because it will likely inform how future investigations are carried out. Importantly, particularly for those of us interested in ending violence against women and girls, this is a critical opportunity to observe the inner workings of a formal state response to this violence, which in turn, better prepares us for engaging the Canadian state on this issue.

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...

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...

How Did Robert Pickton Kill So Many?

Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada

VANCOUVER - It's been more than a decade since Lynn Frey visited the gritty streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside carrying a photograph of her step...