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Families of missing and murdered Indigenous women ask Trudeau to restart inquiry – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201780 Views

A coalition of family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women, First Nations leaders, and other interested parties have written an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking him to restart the inquiry his government called to examine the root causes of the violence.

The same coalition wrote in May to Marion Buller, the chief commissioner of the inquiry, expressing deep concerns about the way the inquiry is structured and expressing fears that it will lead to a “re-traumatization” of those who have lost loved ones.

This week, after the resignation of Marilyn Poitras, a Métis professor of law at the University of Saskatchewan who was one of five commissioners appointed last summer to lead the $53-million inquiry, the more than 50 signatories to the original letter are telling the Prime Minister that the process is so flawed it must be halted.

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