TORONTO— Liberal Aboriginal Affairs critic Dr. Carolyn Bennett made the following statement today on the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil for Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls:
“Today we remember and honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and extend our support to those families who have been touched by the loss of a loved one to violence.
Liberals are calling on this Conservative government to take immediate action to deal with this systemic problem, including establishing a public inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and developing and implementing a concrete action plan to stop this endemic violence.”
Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck continued:
“The tragic and inequitable issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is of critical importance to all Canadians, and it is time to come together to provide justice to the victims, healing for the families, and put an end to this epidemic.”