The NDP’s Aboriginal Affairs Critic is calling it a missed opportunity. A special parliamentary committee tabled a report today in the House of Commons on Canada’s many missing or murdered aboriginal women. The report is called “Invisible Women: A Call To Action”, but it stopped short of recommending a national inquiry.
Jean Crowder, MP for Nanaimo-Cowichan, says that’s disappointing.
Crowder says the NDP has filed a dissenting report, which the government has 120 days to respond to. Over 600 women have officially been reported missing or murdered since the 1960’s and hundreds more have gone unreported. Crowder says even the Canadian Human Rights Commissioner is calling for a national inquiry, so hopefully the continued pressure will have results.