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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Inquiry needs to look forward, not just back, say advocates

By Christopher Guly      

The Native Women’s Association of Canada has complained about the inquiry's lack focus on the justice system and areas under provincial or territorial jurisdiction.

From the left, Liberal MP Kamal Khera, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, Status of Women Minister Patty Hadju, and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announce details of the long-awaited inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women on Aug. 3. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As a national inquiry gets underway into the thousands of indigenous women who have been murdered or have gone missing over the last 30-some years, the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) says it hopes this process will help save lives and stop violence in the future, but it also voiced concerns about the inquiry’s limited scope.

Election 2019: where parties posted their worst 25 results

News|By Samantha Wright Allen 2:01 PM ET
The Conservatives and NDP had their poorest returns in Quebec, the Liberals had biggest losses in Alberta, and the Green Party shared their lowest count between Alberta, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

NDP ready ‘any time’ for election if party goals not met, Singh says

News|By Palak Mangat
'We know that the government is going to need our support at some level if they want to pass bills,' he said. 'That’s not going to come for free.'

Updated: Senator Diane Bellemare joins Independent Senators Group after leaving role on government team in Red Chamber

Implementation of new NAFTA will be ‘important priority’ for Liberal government as U.S. negotiations progress

News|By Neil Moss
The U.S. chair of the House Agricultural Committee says he thinks the USMCA will be brought to the floor for a vote by the end of year.

Conservatives name Seidman new Senate whip, replacing Plett who’s now Tory Senate leader

Continuity key to speakership in minority Parliament, say politicos, contenders

News|By Beatrice Paez
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a relatively 'comfortable' minority Parliament, and could survive with one fewer vote if the new Speaker is a Liberal, says Samara's Paul Thomas.

New Senate group eligible for $191,000 for rest of the year, but funding source up in the air 

Conservative Senators' questions over new Canadian Senators Group’s purpose are ‘sour grapes,’ says interim leader Senator Scott Tannas.

PIPSC to expand fight against government outsourcing, says union president

News|By Mike Lapointe
PIPSC president Debi Daviau says amount spent on outsourcing has increased ‘despite commitment by the government to reduce spending on external consultants to 2005 levels,’ at union’s annual general meeting.

‘This is different’: diplomats warned of divided Canada during parliamentary crash course

Given Canadians' self-professed preference for a minority government, 'I think we all are on probation,' Liberal MP Greg Fergus told diplomats.
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