Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

CSFS Press Release: Immediate Inquiry Into Unsolved Missing and Murdered Women Still Urgently Needed For Highway of Tears

Expand Messages
  • Don Bain
    From: Mavis Erickson [mailto:mavis@csfs.org] Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:18 PM Subject: Call for Press Releases Today! Importance: High
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 1, 2009
    • 0 Attachment
      From: Mavis Erickson [mailto:mavis@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:18 PM
      Subject: Call for Press Releases Today!
      Importance: High





      ________________________________



      Press Release

      December 1, 2009



      Carrier Sekani Family Services



      Immediate Inquiry Into Unsolved Missing and Murdered Women Still
      Urgently Needed For Highway of Tears



      Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) in Prince George welcomes
      Vancouver PD's support for a full inquiry into the women who lost their
      lives on the Pickton farm. That inquiry could be years down the road
      before Pickton exhausts all of his legal remedies. In the meantime it
      is still in incumbent upon this government to have a full inquiry into
      the unsolved cases of missing and murdered women on the Highway of
      Tears. Warner Adam Executive Director for CSFS stated that his
      organization has received full political support from both the Union of
      British Columbia Indian Chiefs and the First Nations Summit for a full
      inquiry into the missing and murdered women on Highway 16.



      "A full inquiry into the Pickton murders is warranted but that should
      not be a ticket for the provincial government to put off a full inquiry
      into missing and murdered women in the North", Adam stated. CSFS
      Highway of Tears Coordinator Mavis A. Erickson went onto say "that the
      unsolved murders and disappearances need a full inquiry to get to the
      bottom of why BC has the most missing and murdered women in Canada and
      why BC has the highest unsolved rate of any other province. It is a
      shame on British Columbia when the rest of the world is coming to this
      province and it is the host to the highest rate of missing and murdered
      Indigenous women in Canada".



      Once again, CSFS support a full inquiry into the women who died on the
      Pickton farm. In the meantime there is still a very urgent need for a
      full inquiry into the unsolved missing and murdered Indigenous women in
      the rest of the province. The Indigenous women whose cases have not
      been solved cannot be forgotten.



      CONTACT: Carrier Sekani Family Services 250-562-3591

      -30-









      [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.