Senator Brazeau calls for national inquiry into murdered missing Aboriginal women

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Senator Patrick Brazeau is adding his voice to calls for a public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women.Brazeau, an Aboriginal Conservative Senator, tweeted a photo of a pile of reports from the Cohen inquiry into the decline of salmon stocks in British Columbia with a comment saying he wished the same could be done for Aboriginal women.“Wish we could have the same for our missing and murdered Abo-women!”In an emailed statement to APTN National News, Brazeau said an inquiry is needed.“If we can have an inquiry into declining salmon stock in Canada, I’m sure we can do the same for our missing and murdered Aboriginal women,” said Brazeau. “I have called on and supported an inquiry because this would be the right thing to do. After all, our Aboriginal women are no less important or worthy than any other women in Canada.”The Conservative government has deflected calls for a national inquiry into the high number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women across the country.Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo made the push for a national inquiry one of his central planks in his re-election campaign.last_img

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