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Missing Women’s report will not provide closure or healing – Vancouver Sun

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012446 Views

DECEMBER 17, 2012

The much-awaited 1,448page, five-volume report of the maligned Missing Women’s Inquiry is due for release today and it will probably satisfy no one.

The 18-month-long exercise was a missed opportunity and, at worst, left some feeling the commission perpetuated the very institutionalized racism and sexism it was meant to address.

Established on Sept. 27, 2010, it was supposed to be wrapped a year ago but commissioner Wally Oppal, the former attorney general and erstwhile Court of Appeal justice, was given an extension.

The unwieldy tome he has produced is the product of 92 days of hearings, written submissions, policy forums, input from community engagement meetings throughout the province and much hand-wringing. It’s hard to believe there is this much more to be said about Coquitlam pig farmer Robert Pickton’s heinous serial-killing spree.

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