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by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2015281 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Nov 6, 2015 2:30

OTTAWA – The man who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s probe of the residential schools legacy, says the mandate of a future inquiry on missing and murdered indigenous women remains a significant question.

The new Liberal government has pledged to move forward on a study of the issue immediately — a decision that addresses one of 94 recommendations from Justice Murray Sinclair.

During the election campaign, the Liberals promised to spend 40-million dollars to examine the issue over two years.

Sinclair says now that the Liberals are in power he feels they should make that commitment official.

He says it’s also important to educate people about the inquiry’s objective, once it is determined.

Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is urging the new government to ensure there’s an action plan to accompany the inquiry.

Bellegarde says he hopes it follows movement on long-standing problems, such as aboriginal housing and education.

(The Canadian Press)

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