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Government to announce fate of national MMIWG inquiry Tuesday in Ottawa

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The minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations will announce Tuesday morning on whether the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls will receive an extension.

The announcement is scheduled to take place at 9:30 e.t. in Ottawa.

In early March, the four remaining commissioners signed a letter requesting a two year extension, plus an extra $50 million to complete its work.

The inquiry, which was announced in August 2016, has been fraught with high staff turnover, including the resignation of its Metis commissioner, and the loss of two executive directors, and senior lawyers.

The inquiry also does not have an Inuk commissioner.

Some families don’t believe the inquiry is structured properly and see its inability to subpoena the RCMP and other police forces to testify as a major shortfall.

Not everyone is unhappy with the inquiry.

Other families say telling their stories to the inquiry has helped with their healing.

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