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Calls for national inquiry into missing Aboriginal women remain unanswered

Thursday, July 02, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Donalee Moulton

Organizations across the country and around the world are pushing the Canadian government to establish a public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women. All of Canada’s 10 sitting premiers have now pressed the federal government to establish an inquiry, the latest being newly elected Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. But so far, the demands appear to have gained little traction.

“There is a brick wall,” said Kim Stanton, legal director of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund in Toronto. “I am heartened by the increasing...