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The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry: former commissioner Oppal presents

Learn more about the The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry from its former commissioner, the Honorable Wally Oppal, Q.C.

There will likely be time for question and answer as well.

The inquiry was established on Sept. 27, 2010 and its office closed on Aug. 1, 2013.

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About Honorable Wally Oppal, Q.C

The Honorable Wally Oppal, Q.C.  was the second Chancellor to be appointed to Thompson Rivers University. Born in the Vancouver-Fraserview neighbourhood and raised on Vancouver Island, he attended law school at UBC, after which he operated his own Vancouver-based private practice for 14 years.

He was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver in 1981, and four years later, appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In 1992, he wrote the report for the Independent Commission of Inquiry into Policing in British Columbia, and while in court, was a specialist in several high-profile cases.

In 2003, he was appointed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal where he served until 2005 when he resigned to sit in the provincial legislature as Attorney General. That May, he was elected MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview.

Justice Oppal served as Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism from 2005 to 2009.

He is a frequent guest lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Society seminars and on criminal justice, violence against women and women’s justice issues.

In 2010 Wally Oppal was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the University of the Fraser Valley and was appointed Commissioner of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.