The lawyer for the families of nine women was in court making several applications related to the lawsuits, and Pickton was asked whether he wanted to participate in the process.
Pickton sat in a room at Kent Institution, southeast of Vancouver in Agassiz, wearing a white shirt, his head bald.
He spoke in a raspy voice, telling the judge it made no difference to him whether he participated in the hearing.
The families are asking for the governments to pay for their legal bills and to accept the findings of a public inquiry.
It's unclear when the case might actually go to trial and the hearing was adjourned until Wednesday.
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