Oppal: No need for missing, murdered inquiry

The commissioner of an inquiry into police actions around the investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton says a new, national inquiry would be a waste of time and resources.

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The commissioner of an inquiry into police actions around the investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton says a new, national inquiry would be a waste of time and resources.

Justice Wally Oppal says it’s time to take action instead of looking at issues that are already known.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.

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3 thoughts on “Oppal: No need for missing, murdered inquiry

  1. Can’t say I agree with Mr. Wally Oppal. How do you come up with a national strategy to deal with missing women and violence against women without first canvassing the views of the experts who make these issues their daily business?

  2. He (Oppal) just wants other people to avoid the issue and realize that his inquiry was a sham, and that all he did was take the cops side and not look into the real situation…. How is he going to look when all the facts are there and the hard evidence will point to a judge who just wanted the money and five minutes of fame, by trying to look like he had empathy and concern. He’s a joke, a rich joke now thanks to the original inquiry that had a predetermined outcome….

  3. Wally Oppal’s views on important issues like the need for a national inquiry are worth listening to. But I am afraid I don’t agree with him on this one. It’s exceedingly difficult to come up with a national strategy on how to address the issue of missing women and violence against Aboriginal women without first marshalling the expertise of the many people who make these issues their business. This is also a sociological matter and not one to be left in the hands of the cops.

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