Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

1st Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 148, Issue 26

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

Public Safety

Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women and Girls

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, my question is directed to the Leader of the Government in the Senate and is on this specific issue. As the leader knows, there is an inquiry in B.C. concerning missing women. Aboriginal groups have not been funded. Unfortunately, they have withdrawn. Can the leader explain why our government is not supporting these women in this inquiry?

Senator LeBreton: Honourable senators, I am well aware of the inquiry. It is obviously something that all of us who have followed this horrific story are familiar with. As to the various participants, I will have to take that question as notice.