Ottawa needs to call an inquiry into the high number of murdered and missing Indigenous women across the country, says a report by the UN rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples.
It’s been nearly four months since 20 year-old Rocelyn Gabriel was found dying outside a recycling depot in Portage La Prairie, Man.
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Laureen Harper, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s wife, was in the audience for an Economic Club of Canada speech this past November when the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission called on the federal government to launch a national inquiry into the “national tragedy” of murdered and missing Indigenous women.
In Toronto, a documentary maker is creating her own database of aboriginal women who are missing.
After the couple charged with first degree murder left the Halifax courthouse Friday, Loretta Saunders’ family spoke with media.
Opposition MPs pressed the Harper government during question period Thursday to call a national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women.
Halifax police are now treating the disappearance of a missing Inuk woman as a murder.
The recently formed Senate Liberal caucus plans to discuss the ongoing issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women during its first open caucus meeting next month.