Yukon supports missing women inquiry

Yukon supports missing women inquiry Premier Darrell Pasloski has announced his government's support for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Premier Darrell Pasloski has announced his government’s support for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Opposition members applauded Tuesday as Pasloski read a motion in the legislature urging the federal government to act on the issue.

NDP MLA Lois Moorcroft and independent MLA Darius Elias proposed similar motions on Monday.

Last week ministers from all Canadian provinces and territories, except B.C. and Yukon, met and called on the federal government for an inquiry.

Last week the NDP Opposition pushed for a commitment from the premier to join the cause.

Pasloski played for time, saying that his government needed to first speak with officials who were at the meeting.

“I would like to say to the premier: Thank you for introducing the motion in the House today,” said Moorcroft yesterday. “I am so pleased that the premier, although he could not give me an answer last week, has now indicated that he will support the Aboriginal Affairs Working Group in their call for a national public inquiry.”

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