Letter to the Editor

Doubts about Carlick case Open letter to RCMP ‘M’ Division Commanding Officer Barry Harvie: We are writing to express our concerns…

Doubts about Carlick case

Open letter to RCMP ‘M’ Division Commanding Officer Barry Harvie:

We are writing to express our concerns regarding resolution to the disturbing disappearance of Angel Carlick.

We share in the frustration of the family and the community in needing assurance that every possible effort and priority as well as necessary resources are being directed towards this investigation.

Statistics show a very real discrepancy in level of response to missing aboriginal women.

Certainly we understand we cannot rely on media and rumours to get an accurate assessment, and furthermore, no one wants to hinder the process.

However, we share a growing frustration at a seeming lack of co-ordinated allocation of necessary resources and priority towards the investigation.

The impact of this distressing disappearance along with the perception of priority and how it is handled have a far-reaching effect on the whole community, not to mention those close to Carlick.

We recognize the necessity for investigations to be conducted in a thorough and professional manner.

We also understand that well-meaning help can sometimes have the opposite effect.

Nevertheless, like many others in the community we are urgently calling for a higher priority and the allocation of necessary resources towards this investigation.

We look forward to hearing from you on how we can be of any assistance in these efforts.

Sue Christianson, acting chair, Whitehorse Regional Women’s Committee, Public Service Alliance of Canada