Next set of hearing dates for mmiwg inquiry

National inquiry releases next set of hearing dates.

Information is starting to trickle out about the next phase of the missing and murdered inquiry.

Four hearings – two ‘expert’ and two ‘institutional’ – are scheduled for Quebec, Toronto and Saskatchewan in May and June.

A fourth location has yet to be named, the inquiry said in a release Monday.

Described as Parts II and III of the “truth-gathering process,” this is where commissioners will grill decision-makers, policy-setters and professionals in the world of politics, policing and child welfare.

There was no response to APTN’s request for more information about who will be appearing.

But commissioners have said they will subpoena top figures to help them understand the systems that contribute to ongoing violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Their final report is due at the end of 2018 unless they get the two-year extension and budget boost they are seeking.

A federal government spokesman said no decision has yet been made on an extension.

Hearings into Part I and Part II for May and June:

*First Expert Hearing – May 14-17, 2018 – Human Rights Framework, Quebec City

*Second Expert Hearing – June 12-14, 2018 – Racism, Greater Toronto Area

*First Institutional Hearing – May 28-June 1, 2018 – Government Services

*Second Institutional Hearing – June 25-June 29, 2018 – Police policies and practices, Regina