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February 13, 2014
OTTAWA — Pressure is growing on the Harper government to convene an inquest into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
The Native Women’s Association of Canada was on Parliament Hill on Thursday bearing a petition with 23,000 signatures on it asking the government to hold a national public inquiry.
Michele Audette, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, says an inquiry is “a must and it’s a need.”
She promised to make missing and murdered Aboriginal women an issue in next year’s federal election campaign.
“The next federal election, I’ll make sure everywhere I go, I will ask the women to stand up and vote,” Audette said.