Public Inquiry Only Acceptable Course of Action

Libby Davies renews her call for inquiry into murdered and missing women

Vancouver- Libby Davies (MP Vancouver East) renewed her call today for a public inquiry into the murdered and missing women of the Downtown Eastside.

“The families and friends of the murdered and missing women deserve answers as to why the disappearance of their daughters, sisters, mothers and friends were overlooked for so long. A public inquiry is the only acceptable course of action,” said Davies.

In light of stunning new informationmade public by the media on the internal 2006 report from the Vancouver Police Department, Davies is urging the provincial and federal governments, and the RCMP, to undertake a full public inquiry into law enforcement actions around the over 60 murdered and missing women of Vancouver.

Davies first called for an inquiry in 2001. She renewed her call for an inquiry in an August 2010 letter to Premier Campbell and Public Safety Minister Vic Towes.

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This Press Release was posted on August 20, 2010