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Someone needs to take ownership of MMIWG inquiry: NWAC

Todd Lamirande
The fallout from another resignation at the missing and murdered Indigenous women’s inquiry continued Friday.

“We’re not quite two weeks into the New Year and to hear about this resignation, the (executive director) has only been there for less than three months,” said Francyne Joe, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Debbie Reid resigned for personal reasons.

She courted controversy during her short time with one former employee blaming her for creating a toxic work environment.

For Joe, it doesn’t matter why she left, only that the inquiry gets strong leadership.

“What we would like to see is a strong leader come in, preferably an Indigenous woman because we have many experienced women across this country who could do the job,” she said.

“We need someone to take ownership of this national inquiry.”

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3 Responses to “Someone needs to take ownership of MMIWG inquiry: NWAC”

    Cheryl January 20, 2018 at 7:47 pm #

    I think we have to make it more real for them to Listen….get the story’s out there!!! this is to Vague,,,MMIWG, has just become 5 letters…Lets get it OUT there!!! 1974 My Mother was MURDERED, along side 2 men, In Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They were all shot execution style- in back of their heads, hands tied behind their back….and this is not solved. My Mother had 5 children,,,we are left with this….and IM SICK OF IT. I WANT CLOSURE.

    LAWRENCE CAMPBELL January 14, 2018 at 5:08 pm #

    A real diservice to the families of the victims. People need to have “commitment” to seeing this process through. How aweful.

    Gail January 13, 2018 at 12:21 am #

    Holygeeez !!!
    Families need to just back away from that until they change the commissioners