Oppal requests inquiry input

Missing Women Commission of Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal is calling for public input into inquiry public policy forums.

To the Editor,

It is time for the people of British Columbia to lend their voices on how our most vulnerable women can be made safer.

Along with the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry hearings, we are set to hold a series of six important Public Policy Forums as a component of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry Study Commission.

These forums will be held in downtown Vancouver from May 1–10 and will focus on how to improve the safety and security of vulnerable women. More information can be found by going to the Commission’s website at www.missing womeninquiry.ca.

The public policy forums need the input, feedback and ideas of British Columbians. While the information gathered in these forums is not considered evidence relevant to the testimony put forward in the hearings, your input will provide me with proposals for change and related contextual information that will help to inform the writing of my report.

We need to hear from you as people who care about improving the safety and security of vulnerable women who are still at risk today.

We need you to tell us what you feel needs to be addressed, improved upon and changed—so a report can be produced that has practical, effective recommendations that can be implemented in the real world that we live in.

While space is limited at the forums in Vancouver, there are many additional ways to participate. The forums will be live streamed via our website. You can provide your feedback via email at participate@missing womeninquiry.ca or send a letter to us at #1402 – 808 Nelson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 2H2.

We are asking people to stand up and tell us what they believe needs to be done to help save the lives of vulnerable women at extreme risk.

Wally Oppal,

commissioner,

Missing Women Commission of Inquiry