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Community and advocacy groups object to stalling by Province since conclusion of Missing Women Commission of Inquiry

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The BCCLA and its partners in an informal coalition of 20 community and advocacy groups have written to the government in response to the recent announcement by former Attorney General Shirley Bond that civil litigation by children of Robert Pickton’s victims may “constrain” its work in responding to the recommendations of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. The coalition is seeking engagement with newly appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable Suzanne Anton.

By way of background, on April 2, 2012, fourteen groups, including the BCCLA, sent an open letter to Commissioner Oppal advising that they would not be participating in the Policy Forums or Study Commissions aspects of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Many of these groups, plus other supporters, have been meeting as an informal coalition since then to discuss how to move forward in supporting the children and families, and in pursuing justice for the missing and murdered girls and women.

Click here to read the letter to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General

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