NDP to release indigenous policy in Alberta – Guelph Mercury

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NDP to release indigenous policy in Alberta – Guelph Mercury

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2015304 Views

ENOCH, Alta. — The federal NDP is set to release its indigenous policy Wednesday morning in Enoch, Alta., as leader Tom Mulcair participates in a forum held by the Assembly of First Nations.

A centrepiece of the NDP’s pledge is to call a national inquiry into the number of missing and murdered aboriginal women within the first 100 days of forming government.

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper reiterated Tuesday he does not plan to launch this type of study.

Harper says it is “way past the time” for examining the issue because there have already been some 40 reviews.

He said a re-elected Conservative government would pursue efforts to prevent violence against aboriginal women and ensure penalties are in place for abusers.

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