B.C. missing women report out Dec. 17

Squamish Elder Eugene Harry blesses photos of women missing from Vancouver's downtown eastside,...

Squamish Elder Eugene Harry blesses photos of women missing from Vancouver's downtown eastside, prior to the start of a commission of inquiry into their disappearance, many of them victims of serial killer Robert Pickton, in Vancouver, British Columbia October 11, 2011. (REUTERS/Andy Clark)

CHRIS CAMPBELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:37 AM ET

VANCOUVER - The B.C. justice ministry responded Thursday to criticism of its handling of the Missing Women Commission Inquiry report by announcing a Dec. 17 release date.

Cameron Ward, a lawyer representing families of Robert Pickton’s victims, posted a scathing critique on his website Thursday, accusing the provincial government of not giving lawyers for the families enough time to read the 1,448-page report before its release.

Neil Chantler, a lawyer working with Ward, said the concern had since been somewhat addressed and they will get four hours to review the report.


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