Ernie Crey

June 09, 2010 15:39 ET

$10 Million Dollar Fund – Murdered & Missing Women

Attention: Assignment Editor, News Editor, Government/Political Affairs Editor CHILLIWACK, BC, NEWS RELEASE--(Marketwire - June 9, 2010) - Ernie Crey, the brother of Dawn Crey, wants to know when the federal government will announce its plans for the $10 million set aside to address the issue of murdered and missing women. Dawn Crey, a member of the Cheam First Nation, vanished from the streets of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in November, 2000. Her DNA was reported recovered by police in 2004 during their investigation of a property owned by the family of convicted serial killer, Robert "Willie" Pickton.

"Although I was unsure about how the government intended to use the money, I was pleased they set aside the funds to address the issue of murdered and missing women. Given that six months has gone by since the federal government announced the $10 million, I am not convinced they have come up with a plan yet. This is disheartening for the families of the murdered and missing women across Canada because there are so many worthy women's organizations in desperate need of resources to continue their good work with vulnerable woman like my sister Dawn", said Crey.

Crey says he hopes the federal government decides soon on a plan for the money because people are getting impatient with the foot dragging and apparent secrecy surrounding the fund. He says he will be sending off a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to disclose government's plans for the $10 million. Crey says the Prime Minister should not allow the fund to continue to be a political football in the House of Commons.

Contact Information

  • Ernie Crey
    Primary Phone: 604-393-0598
    Secondary Phone: 604-798-4435