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Opposition MPs concerned by pace of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Inquiry

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The inquiry has indicated it would be asking for an extension on work, with the final deadline currently set for Dec. 31, 2018.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett, pictured on Oct. 2, 2016, at a rally for missing and murdered indigenous women on the Hill. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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The first testimony-gathering hearings have taken place, but concerns remain over the pace so far of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and opposition MPs say they’re disappointed the inquiry won’t be holding another hearing until the fall. “[It's] a significant concern that we’re not going to be doing more throughout the summer, that they’re not going to be going back to the hearings until September, because I think it will be a real challenge

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