Society failed these women at every turn. A public inquiry into the actions of law enforcement and the judicial system must rectify these failures and protect the most vulnerable in our society. I call on the federal government and the RCMP to fully cooperate and assist in the inquiry.
We must also engage in a community led process that allows the Downtown Eastside to deal with the trauma and the impact on so many lives.
Mistakes, discrimination, racism, harmful laws and policies must be identified and then rectified.