Wally Oppal, QC, has been appointed as Commissioner to conduct an inquiry into the police investigation conducted into women reported missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and the Ministry of the Attorney General’s criminal justice branch’s January 1998 decision to stay charges against Robert W. Pickton for the assault of a Downtown Eastside sex trade worker. The Commissioner will convene hearings to investigate, review, and report on the issues identified in the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry’s Terms of Reference.
The commission will facilitate public input and discussion, and as its work progresses specific opportunities will be described at the website noted above. Any person (individual, group, government agency, institution or other entity) seeking to participate formally is asked to submit an application as follows:
Applications will be determined on the basis of written applications, unless the Commissioner determines that oral hearings are necessary.
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