Will the premier’s support of a national inquiry make an impact?

We can only hope.

Global News

REGINA – Premier Brad Wall is calling for his provincial counterparts to reaffirm support for an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women; however whether that push leads to change remains to be seen.

“It will certainly keep the issue front and centre and I think continue to force the prime minister to justify his position,” said Tom McIntosh, head of the politics and international studies department at the University of Regina. “This is not a prime minister who is easily moved off of a position once he’s taken a pretty firm public stand.”

Wall’s renewed call to action follows the recent, violent death of Manitoba teenager Tina Fontaine.

“It’s important for our province, where more than half of the missing women are First Nation or Aboriginal and roughly 15 per cent of the population. You can see a disproportionate representation there,” said Wall via telephone from Charlottetown, PEI.

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