Commission Counsel has advised us that Commissioner Oppal will render his decision respecting our application seeking disclosure of Det. Cst. Lori Shenher’s book manuscript on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. 

We applied for a copy of the manuscript after Shenher, a former journalist, confirmed under cross-examination that she had written a book about her experience with the missing women investigations and submitted it for anticipated publication by McClelland & Stewart in 2003.  The application was opposed by her counsel, David Crossin Q.C., on grounds that the book was irrelevant and/or private.  Commissioner Oppal accepted Mr. Crossin’s invitation to review the book himself to determine whether it should be disclosed to the participants.

According to the Commission’s website, the upcoming schedule is as follows:

Wednesday March 7, 2012
Staff Sg. Don Adam (Retired)

Thursday March 8, 2012
Cst. Dave Dickson
Insp. Gary Greer
Staff Sgt. Doug MacKay Dunn
Insp. Chris Beach

Monday March 12 to Wednesday March 14, 2012
Insp. Fred Biddlecomb
Insp. Dan Dureau
Sgt. Geramy Field
DCC Brian McGuinness

Hearings will not be in session March 19 – 23, 2012*


*We do not know why the Commission is not in session during the week of March 19th.