The Honourable Steven Point Named ‘Champion’
A key recommendation of commissioner Oppal's report is to appoint a "champion" to provide
advice to government as it implements the recommendations.
Oppal asked government do this within 12 weeks but government implementing this
In response to the recommendation, the Honourable Steven Point, former Lieutenant Governor of
BC, has been selected to be this champion and will chair a new advisory committee on the safety and security
of vulnerable women.
This committee will provide community-based guidance on the report's 63 recommendations
and two additional proposals. Point says, "I am pleased to have been asked by Justice
Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond to get involved in this very important work addressing
the recommendations that came out of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry."
"I realize that these are very sensitive and difficult issues. I look forward to working collaboratively
with all parties concerned, and seeking positive solutions as we move forward to implement the
recommendations that have been made by commissioner Wally Oppal."