A coalition of interested groups have rejected pleas to rejoin BC’s missing women inquiry, saying they will instead focus on a United Nations investigation and proposed royal commission.
Last April, as lawyers prepared for an inquiry into the Pickton investigation, retired street nurse Bonnie Fournier was told to expect a call. Nine days remain, and she’s still waiting.
In the wake of an Aboriginal lawyer’s resignation from hearings into why police failed to catch serial killer Robert Pickton sooner, 15 groups rejected pleas to rejoin proceedings.
Beverley Wybrow, president and CEO of the Canadian Women’s Foundation, hopes to empower women to overcome barriers. Photo by David P. Ball
Lawyer Robyn Gervais resigns from Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.
The Pickton inquiry faced a new setback today, as the lawyer for Aboriginal interests quit – the latest in a string of boycotts and criticisms which some say has cost the commission its legitimacy.
Wendy Lisogar-Cocchia knows commerce in this city. The hotelier, spa magnate and Vancouver Board of Trade chair talked to VO about business leadership, public safety – and her secrets to success.
He led through consensus, but was Jack Layton a feminist?
The New Year sees Round Two of the inquiry into the botched Pickton investigation, but many questions remain.
Sex workers and supporters lit candles on the steps of a police detachment as part of a global day of action.