Under the Public Inquiry Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council may issue an order establishing a commission to inquire into and report on a matter of public interest.
The Missing Women Commission of Inquiry considered the police investigations into women reported missing from the Downtown Eastside as well as a decision to stay charges against Robert W. Pickton for the assault of a sex trade worker. The inquiry was conducted under the Public Inquiry Act.
- A Final Status Update Report in Response to: Forsaken – The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (PDF) – December 4, 2014
- Safety and Security of Vulnerable Women in B.C. (Status Report) (PDF) – November 5, 2013
Forsaken: The Report of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry - November 22, 2012
- Executive Summary (PDF, 1.4 MB)
- Volume 1 – The Women, Their Lives and the Framework of Inquiry: Setting the Context for Understanding and Change (PDF, 3.1 MB)
- Volume IIA – Nobodies: How and Why We Failed the Missing and Murdered Women, Part 1 and 2 (PDF, 3.8 MB)
- Volume IIB – Nobodies: How and Why We Failed the Missing and Murdered Women, Part 3, 4 and 5 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- Volume III – Gone, but not Forgotten: Building the Women’s Legacy of Safety Together (PDF, 3.2 MB)
- Volume IV – The Commission’s Process (PDF, 1.8 MB)
The entire report (Zip file, 12MB) is also available in a format compatible with most e-book readers and tablet computers.
The Riot Review was an independent examination of the riot that occurred at the 2011 Stanley Cup finals in Vancouver. It made 53 recommendations to improve the safety of civic celebrations in that city.
- Executive Summary: The Night the City Became a Stadium: Independent Review of 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoffs Riot (PDF)
- Full Report: The Night the City Became a Stadium: Independent Review of 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Playoffs Riot (PDF, 3.1 MB)
The Braidwood Commissions examined the death of Robert Dziekanski. The first commission reported on the use of conducted energy weapons while the second commission provided Robert Dziekanski’s family and the public with a complete record of the circumstances of his death. The inquiry was conducted under the Public Inquiry Act.
- Phase One Report: Restoring Public Confidence: Restricting the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons in British Columbia (2009) (PDF, 5.1 MB)
- Phase Two Report: Why? The Robert Dziekanski Tragedy (2010) (PDF, 2.2 MB)
The Davies Commission was established to provide Frank Paul’s family and the public with a record of the circumstances relating to his death, and to recommended changes to rules, policies and procedures, if necessary. The inquiry was conducted under the Public Inquiry Act.