Manitoba Tory fired after supporting inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women

A Manitoba Tory staffer has been fired after writing on his blog that he supports an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

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A Manitoba Tory staffer has been fired after writing on his blog that he supports an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

In an August 26, 2014 blog post, Spencer Fernando wrote that “It’s not enough to investigate deaths after they happen. We need to find a way to prevent the deaths from happening, and an inquiry could help achieve that goal.”

It’s not clear when he was let go.

APTN’s Tim Fontaine reports.

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