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Aboriginal Conservative senator pushes Harper government for public inquiry into missing First Nations women – Yahoo! News

by aanationtalk on November 12, 2012411 Views

A Conservative First Nations senator is pushing his government for a federal public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Sen. Patrick Brazeau of Quebec, named to the upper chamber by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2008, told Postmedia News that the rising number of dead and missing aboriginal women shows Canada is failing to protect First Nations communities.

Last week, Brazeau took to Twitter to point out Ottawa held an inquiry into the decline of sockeye salmon in in B.C.’s Fraser River, the Winnipeg Free Press reported.

“Here’s the Inquiry on Salmon,” Brazeau reportedly tweeted, attaching a photo of the recently released 2,500 page Cohen Commission report. “Wish we could have the same for our Missing and Murdered Abo-Women!”

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