Author: Crey, Ernie
Author: Interviewer: Harrison, Don
The Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry was held in Vancouver in 2012 examining the Vancouver Police and the Coquitlam RCMP's handling of the case of missing and murdered female sex workers, in Vancouver's downtown eastside community, the majority of whom were aboriginal. Eventually serial murder charges and a conviction were issued against Robert Pickton. Ernie Crey, brother to Dawn Crey, whose DNA was found at the Pickton property, talks about the Missing Women’s Inquiry being inadequate to deal with the issues of poverty prejudice toward aboriginals and police ignorance toward survival sex workers and drug addicts, due to the inquiry’s predetermined terms of reference. Crey states that the terms of reference were already predetermined by the provincial government, and there would be no opportunity for any outside aboriginal influence. This is unfortunate since many of the Pickton murder victims were aboriginal.
Ernie Crey Testimonial (a) Summit.mp4
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