Early this morning, as the smell of sage from a woman’s smudge stick lingered outside of the Museum of History in Gatineau, the federal government announced that the long-awaited National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will get underway on Sept. 1, 2016. The three ministers who have led the Liberal government on this file publicly and emotionally passed the torch of responsibility to the five newly-named commissioners of the National Inquiry. It is an enormous task that will last two years.
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