Advocates question how police handling of MMIW cases will be examined during national inquiry

A leaked copy of Canada’s draft terms of reference for its national inquiry makes no specific mention of police

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
Police services across the country have long been criticised for their handling of cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

That’s why some are raising concerns over the amount of scrutiny police will face during the upcoming national inquiry.


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Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.