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At the Council meeting of February 19, 2002, Councillor Louis submitted the following Notice of Motion, which was recognized by the Chair.

4. Call for Missing Women Inquiry (File: 3701/8104)

WHEREAS, the ongoing tragic case of the disappearance and possible death of at least 45 women has impacted on individuals and families not only in the City of Vancouver, but across the region, the province and the country;

AND WHEREAS, many troubling questions have been raised by those individuals and families about the manner in which the investigation of this case has been conducted from as early as 1983, when the first woman went missing, through to 1998 when serious concerns were raised with law enforcement authorities about the lack of progress in the investigations and the increasing number of women missing;

AND WHEREAS, the Vancouver Police Department has played a central role in the ongoing investigation into the disappearance and possible death of these women;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, upon completion of the investigation now underway, Council direct the Vancouver Police Board and the BC Ministry of Public Safety and the Solicitor General to conduct a full and comprehensive inquiry into the direction, management and conduct of the investigation of the women missing from Downtown Eastside Vancouver.

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