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Face to Face: Family member of 9 missing or murdered now critical of MMIWG Inquiry



Dennis Ward
APTN Face to Face
Sue Caribou had high hopes for the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

The Manitoba woman has seven murdered and two missing family members.

Now, Caribou feels nothing good is going to come out of the inquiry and feels the millions of dollars being allocated to the inquiry should be directed to helping the families search for loved ones.

dward@aptn.ca

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One Response to “Face to Face: Family member of 9 missing or murdered now critical of MMIWG Inquiry”

  1. trasker@rogers.com'
    Maureen Trask April 26, 2017 at 12:34 pm #

    Hi Sue, you did a brave and emotional interview with Face to Face, amazing and an inspiration to many families with missing loved ones. Like you, I’ve felt from the beginning that an inquiry would be a waste of money and not help give hope or be healing to the families. Let’s put that money directly to helping the families with missing loved ones, acting on the many recommendations needed, but not being acted upon.

    I’m in Ontario and leading hard to get a Missing Persons Act here. This is an existing recommendation already (to implement a Missing Persons Acts in each province and territory). This legislation would allow police to promptly get access to personal information and search locations, when there is no evidence of crime.

    Families were shocked when they learned that police have this investigative roadblock to finding missing loved ones, where there is no evidence of crime, certainly not fair or equitable. This legislation creates a level playing field for investigating all missing person cases in a consistent and fair manner – for all.