An inquest is not an inquiry

An inquest is not an inquiry Thank you for your editorial pointing out some of the questionable tactics in the late announcement by our MP Ryan Leef that he is in favour of an inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada. His

Thank you for your editorial pointing out some of the questionable tactics in the late announcement by our MP Ryan Leef that he is in favour of an inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing aboriginal women in Canada.

His support of the call from a majority of his constituents may be a welcome sign of Leef’s beginning to mature as a politician. However, some of us haven’t missed the fact that he is not calling for an inquiry.

In his column in your paper he carefully misleads us when he changes from talking about an inquiry and calls it an inquest. I trust that those who think he has finally found some empathy and courage will note that there is a vast difference between an inquiry and an inquest. He says himself that “an inquest alone is not the solution in and of itself.” I agree.

Come clean, Ryan. Stop this deliberate obfuscation. Have real courage to act in support of our murdered and missing sisters and their families. Use the correct term and follow through on it in Ottawa.

Eleanor Millard

Carcross