Indigenous Peoples | SOCIAL ISSUES

Launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

Liberal Platform (Page 48) | October 5, 2015
August 3, 2016

Ottawa launches long-awaited inquiry into missing, murdered indigenous women

Global News

Family members wiped away tears Wednesday as the federal government outlined the terms of an inquiry into the phenomenon of missing and murdered aboriginal women – along with a price tag nearly $14 million higher than expected.

Three cabinet ministers were on hand inside the Museum of History's great hall – a space bedecked with long houses, totem poles and artwork dedicated to Canada's First Nations – to hand the reins of the nascent inquiry to independent commissioners.

Those commissioners will provide concrete recommendations to federal, provincial and territorial governments about how to deal with the disproportionate rates of violence and crime against Canada's indigenous women and girls.