Former B.C. attorney general Wally Oppal says the incoming federal government must clearly define its terms for a long-awaited national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Oppal led B.C.’s investigation into the issue, conducting hearings and publishing a 2012 report on how authorities handled cases of missing and murdered women in the wake of the Robert Pickton case.
Pickton, one of Canada’s most notorious serial killers, was convicted in 2007 of the murders of six women and charged in the deaths of 20 others.
Oppal says the Liberal government needs to determine what kind of an inquiry it wants to conduct in order to ensure that it is proactive and brings on side all the communities involved.