Missing, murdered women inquiry a ‘top priority’: PM – CTV

Missing, murdered women inquiry a ‘top priority’: PM – CTV

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015193 Views

December 8, 2015

The Liberal government is launching the first phase of a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women, the justice minister said Tuesday.

Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made the announcement Tuesday afternoon during a news conference in Ottawa. She said the first phase will include consultations with affected families in the national capital region to hear their input on the design and goals of the inquiry.

Over the next two months, the government will also hear from other families across the country, aboriginal community organizations and frontline workers to seek their input, she said.

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett said the initial phase is a “design phase,” and will lead to the second phase, which will be the actual inquiry itself. She added that she hopes the inquiry will begin next spring.

Read More: http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/liberal-gov-t-launches-1st-phase-of-missing-murdered-women-inquiry-1.2691326

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