November 22, 2012 – Media Statement from Commissioner Wally Oppal, Q.C.

I have submitted my report to government. It is a substantial report and it will take time for members of government to fully review it and my recommendations. It will also take some time to have the report printed. Once this is complete, it will be publicly released. When we are able to, we will announce the date for the public release.

It has been a long and difficult road, but I have put forward strong recommendations. I want to thank the many individuals, groups, associations and organizations that participated in this Commission of Inquiry. Their input was invaluable and their voices are reflected in this report and the recommendations. This is important work and I am honoured to be a part of it.

We have an opportunity to make real change in British Columbia; change that helps to better protect our most vulnerable citizens, and by doing so, leaves a positive and lasting legacy for the missing and murdered women.