Robert Pickton http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32712/all en UPDATE 1-Canadian police accused of abuse and failure to help natives http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Human Rights Watch urges inquiry into abuse allegations</p> <p>* Group says it found physical and sexual abuse of females</p> <p>* Government says allegations will be examined (Adds government and police reaction, background)</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-canadian-police-accused-abuse-and-failure-help-natives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Robert Pickton Royal Canadian Mounted Police Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:16:08 +0000 5755042 at http://www.globalpost.com Families of four missing women file lawsuit against Pickton, police, government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/families-four-missing-women-file-lawsuit-against-pickton-pol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The children of four missing women whose remains were found on serial killer Robert Pickton's farm have launched legal action looking for compensation.</p> <p>The daughters and sons of Dianne Rock, Sarah de Vries, Cynthia Feliks and Yvonne Boen have filed separate lawsuits in B.C. Supreme Court, targeting the provincial government, the City of Vancouver, Robert Pickton and his brother Dave and their sister Linda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130509/families-four-missing-women-file-lawsuit-against-pickton-pol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Business Canada Crime in Canada Hospitality Law Politics Robert Pickton Robert Pickton Vancouver Police Department The Canadian Press Thu, 09 May 2013 23:16:36 +0000 5834686 at http://www.globalpost.com Pickton victims' families skeptical about adviser's resignation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/pickton-lawsuit-prompts-resignation-advisory-board-recommend <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A former British Columbia lieutenant governor appointed five months ago to help implement recommendations from the Robert Pickton inquiry resigned Friday, saying he's been "served with documents" related to a series of lawsuits filed by the children of four murdered women.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130517/pickton-lawsuit-prompts-resignation-advisory-board-recommend" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Canada Crime in Canada Pickton Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Fri, 17 May 2013 18:46:45 +0000 5840459 at http://www.globalpost.com B.C. says Pickton victims' families can't target prosecutors in lawsuit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130705/bc-says-pickton-victims-families-cant-target-prosecutors-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government says it can't be sued over the decision of Crown prosecutors to stay attempted murder charges against Robert Pickton in 1998 — four years before the remains of dozens of women were found on the serial killer's farm, including many who vanished after he was accused of trying to kill a sex worker from Vancouver.</p> <p>The families of four women whose remains or DNA were found on Pickton's property filed a lawsuit in May targeting the provincial and federal governments, the City of Vancouver, Pickton's siblings and Pickton himself.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130705/bc-says-pickton-victims-families-cant-target-prosecutors-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Crime in Canada Hospitality Law Politics Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Fri, 05 Jul 2013 18:31:28 +0000 5876722 at http://www.globalpost.com Children of missing woman files 6th lawsuit against Pickton, police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/children-missing-woman-files-6th-lawsuit-against-pickton-pol <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The children of yet another woman whose DNA was found on Robert Pickton's farm have launched a civil suit against the serial killer, the Vancouver police and the RCMP, bringing to six the number of families who have launched lawsuits in the wake of a sharply critical public inquiry report released late last year.</p> <p>Shari and Ryan Murdock filed a notice of civil claim in mid-July over the death of their mother, Jacqueline Murdock, who was reported missing in August 1997 and whose DNA was later found on Pickton's property after his arrest in February 2002.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130801/children-missing-woman-files-6th-lawsuit-against-pickton-pol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada Crime in Canada Human Interest Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:02:11 +0000 5900403 at http://www.globalpost.com Another three victims' families sue Pickton, police, bringing total to nine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130820/another-three-victims-families-sue-pickton-police-bringing-t <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The children of three women who were murdered by Robert Pickton have filed lawsuits against the police and the serial killer, marking the first such cases involving women Pickton was convicted of killing.</p> <p>The latest claims bring the total number of cases filed since May to nine, though until now, the lawsuits were connected to women whose remains or DNA were found on the farm and for whose deaths Pickton was never put on trial, either because murder charges were stayed or because he was never charged.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130820/another-three-victims-families-sue-pickton-police-bringing-t" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Canada Crime in Canada Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:18:25 +0000 5913782 at http://www.globalpost.com Vancouver police, RCMP insist they acted reasonably in Pickton case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/police-force-insists-it-made-reasonable-efforts-find-women-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The two police forces that failed to catch Robert Pickton as the serial killer hunted sex workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside say they acted reasonably when they received information that women were vanishing and that Pickton might have been responsible.</p> <p>The Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP each filed statements of defence Monday in a series of lawsuits involving the children of nine missing women, who accuse both forces of inadequately investigating reports of missing sex workers in the 1990s and early 2000s.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131007/police-force-insists-it-made-reasonable-efforts-find-women-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Canada Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:47:21 +0000 5954345 at http://www.globalpost.com Half of Pickton inquiry recommendations 'in progress' or complete http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/half-pickton-inquiry-recommendations-progress-or-complete <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Nearly a year after a retired judge called for sweeping change to prevent another Robert Pickton, the British Columbia government has yet to implement the vast majority of his recommendations, with work started on only half of them.</p> <p>The province has released a report this week outlining its progress in the 11 months since commissioner Wally Oppal issued dozens of recommendations designed to address the failures that allowed Pickton to target sex workers in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131106/half-pickton-inquiry-recommendations-progress-or-complete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Law Provinces and territories of Canada Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:47:54 +0000 5982141 at http://www.globalpost.com Advocates call for government action on Pickton inquiry recommendations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131125/advocates-call-government-action-pickton-inquiry-recommendat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The British Columbia government has to act now on compensating serial killer Robert Pickton's victims and implementing other recommendations put forward a year ago by the inquiry into missing and murdered women, said a coalition of advocacy groups Monday.</p> <p>Following a "totally emotional" meeting with B.C. Attorney General Suzanne Anton, Mona Woodward, who spoke for the Missing Women Coalition, said she is tired of the government dragging its feet.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131220/serial-killer-robert-pickton-files-defence-lawsuits-denies-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Business Canada Hospitality Law Politics Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:47:02 +0000 6026032 at http://www.globalpost.com Robert Pickton's brother denies any knowledge of serial killer's crimes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140110/robert-picktons-brother-denies-any-knowledge-serial-killers- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The brother of Robert William Pickton says he had no idea sex workers were being taken to his family's property near Vancouver and murdered, and he denies ever helping the serial killer cover up his crimes.</p> <p>The children of several women whose remains or DNA were found on Pickton's property in Port Coquitlam, east of Vancouver, filed lawsuits last year against Pickton, Pickton's brother David, and the police.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140110/robert-picktons-brother-denies-any-knowledge-serial-killers-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crime in Canada Human Interest Port Coquitlam Robert Pickton Robert William Pickton Social Issues War The Canadian Press Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:03:18 +0000 6040478 at http://www.globalpost.com Serial killer Robert Pickton makes video appearance in civil case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140114/serial-killer-robert-pickton-makes-video-appearance-civil-ca <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - Serial killer Robert Pickton appeared in court by video Tuesday for a civil case involving the families of several of his victims.</p> <p>It's one of the first times anyone from outside the prison system has seen the notorious murderer in the years since his conviction.</p> <p>Pickton — bald and wearing a white shirt as he sat in a room at Kent Institution, a maximum security southeast of Vancouver — was polite as he listened to a B.C. Supreme Court judge and the lawyer for nine families explain the proceedings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140114/serial-killer-robert-pickton-makes-video-appearance-civil-ca" target="_blank">read more</a></p> British Columbia Business Canada Hospitality Law Politics Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Wed, 15 Jan 2014 01:17:13 +0000 6043217 at http://www.globalpost.com Pickton appears by video as families seek to bring in public inquiry report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140115/pickton-appears-video-families-seek-bring-public-inquiry-rep <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The families of several women whose remains or DNA were found on Robert Pickton's property are asking a court to adopt the findings of a public inquiry in an ongoing civil lawsuit.</p> <p>The children of nine murdered women are suing the City of Vancouver, the B.C. government, and Pickton himself, at a hearing where Pickton is watching the proceedings by video.</p> <p>The families want a B.C. Supreme Court judge to conclude the factual findings of a public inquiry report that was released in December 2012 should be binding on the governments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140115/pickton-appears-video-families-seek-bring-public-inquiry-rep" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Crime in Canada Hospitality Law Politics Public inquiry Robert Pickton Robert Pickton The Canadian Press Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:17:09 +0000 6044045 at http://www.globalpost.com Children of Robert Pickton's victims settle government lawsuit for $50,000 each http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140317/50000-payments-children-serial-killer-robert-picktons-victim <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - The botched investigation into serial killer Robert Pickton's crimes has resulted in a settlement of $50,000 for each of his victims' children.</p> <p>Lawyer Jason Gratl said Monday that the deal involves 13 plaintiffs who filed civil lawsuits against the provincial and federal governments, the City of Vancouver and several Mounties.</p> <p>Gratl, who represented the families, said the children of the murdered women took legal action reluctantly, but felt they had no choice when the governments didn't act on a recommendation from a public inquiry to compensate them.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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