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Government officials unable to reach consensus on murdered women inquiry

Government officials unable to reach consensus on murdered women inquiry
November 02, 2012 - 5:52 PM

WINNIPEG - Provincial and territorial cabinet ministers have wrapped up a summit on missing and murdered aboriginal women without reaching a consensus on calls for a national inquiry.

Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod said some provinces felt they need further discussion before deciding whether an inquiry is the right way to go.

New Brunswick Justice Minister Marie-Claude Blais says progress was made at the meeting because it's the first time the issue of missing and murdered woman has been discussed at such a high level.

The ministers did agree on a communique which says they are committed to further strengthen protection for aboriginal women.

They also agreed to work toward better interprovincial co-ordination of criminal investigations.

The ministers say their aim is to develop a national plan to reduce violence against aboriginal women, and will meet again in Nova Scotia in 2014.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2012
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