Federal ministers in Halifax to discuss missing and murdered indigenous women

Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett discuss the Halifax meeting with family members and loved ones of missing and murdered indigenous women

Patty Hajdu and Carolyn Bennett met with family of missing women and girls in the region

CBC tells the stories of 230 women who have gone missing or have been found murdered, including interviews with 110 families. (CBC)

Minister of Status of Women Patty Hajdu and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett are in Halifax today to meet with the family members and loved ones of missing and murdered indigenous women.

The consultations are taking place across the country to help shape a national public inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

The ministers spoke with the media about the meetings. 

In previous interviews with CBC News, Bennett said that ideally commissioners for the inquiry will be identified by June.

Unlike the consultations, she said, the inquiry itself will be completely independent of government.