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Local MP in Ottawa for Indigenous women's committee

March 26, 2013 - 2:05 PM

Kamloops' local MP will join a new committee in Ottawa tonight representing indigenous women.

Cathy McLeod, MP for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, is expected to join 11 other members in attending the first Special Committee on Indigenous Women held tonight in the House of Commons.

The committee was formed to represent indigenous women and girls who have been victim of violence, gone missing or been murdered over the last 30 years.

The committee is expected to conduct hearings, determine root causes and provide solutions.

The 12 members are made up of seven members from the government, four from the opposition, and one from the Liberal Party.

It gained unanimous support in the House with consideration that a disproportionate amount of indigenous women have been victim to these crimes.

To contact a reporter for this story, email: jwallace@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 319-7494.

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