Feds reject inquiry into murdered indigenous women – TheChronicleHerald.ca

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February 27, 2014

Saunders’ death sparked calls from opposition for action

The death of Loretta Saunders sparked a hostile exchange between the New Democrats and Conservatives in the House of Commons on Thursday.

Four consecutive NDP members of Parliament asked for action to be taken after Saunders’ murder.

“We here, the elected representatives of the people, have a duty to act,” St. John’s South-Mount Pearl MP Ryan Cleary said. “Will the government agree to call a national inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women?”

Kellie Leitch, minister for the status of women, responded by sending her condolences to Saunders’ family and friends, then by pointing to $25 million in the newest federal budget dedicated to missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Read more: http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1190244-feds-reject-inquiry-into-murdered-indigenous-women

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