Premier touts Yukon actions on missing women

Premier touts Yukon actions on missing women Premier Darrell Pasloski says the territory would have lots to contribute to a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Premier Darrell Pasloski says the territory would have lots to contribute to a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

“We have a lot to share, because we have done some great work in the territory already. So I believe that if such an inquiry was to go forward, we’re able to be engaged.”

He pointed to the Sharing Common Ground report, which came out of the inquest into the death of Raymond Silverfox in RCMP custody, as an example.

Several initiatives have come out of that report to improve relationships between police and the community.

Pasloski also mentioned funding for various women’s organizations in the territory.

Yukon’s MP Ryan Leef has recently joined the call for a federal inquiry.

But he has suggested that provinces, territories and First Nations must take an active leadership role, contributing both financial and human resources.

Pasloski would not comment on whether the territory would take on that challenge, saying instead that the question is hypothetical, and details will be worked out if and when an inquiry is announced. (Jacqueline Ronson)

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