Mar 5, 2012
One of two independent lawyers appointed to represent the public interest at the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry has resigned. Robyn Gervais, appointed to represent Aboriginal interests at the Inquiry resigned her position today, effective immediately. Appointed in August of last year, Gervais cited concerns with the lack of Aboriginal witnesses called by the Commission, the lack of ongoing support from the Aboriginal community, and the disproportionate focus on police evidence in the hearings as reasons for her resignation. According to Gervais, after 38 days of police testimony, the Commission has yet to hear from one Aboriginal witness.
See her news release to the media here.