The New Democrat Critic for Indigenous Affairs is saying the federal government is on the right track with an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Charlie Angus, who is also the MP for Timmins-James Bay, says Canadians have been calling for this inquiry, and the federal government needs to step up to the plate. He says we need to find out why this is happening, and what tools are in place for police and public awareness when a young Indigenous girl goes missing. Those are just a few of the questions in an issue that Angus calls very complicated, with all of the cases the government is looking at.

Angus says he has spoken with the Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett about the inquiry. He says this isn’t a partisan issue, it’s about giving the commission the tools they need to get the facts. At that point, Angus says then they can address the shortcomings in government policy.