Saskatchewan

Regina mayor wants probe into murdered, missing aboriginal women

Regina City Council says it wants an inquiry or roundtable into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Council approves sending a letter to prime minister's office

Regina city council approved a motion calling for a national action plan on missing and murdered indigenous women. (CBC)

Regina City Council says it wants an inquiry or roundtable into Canada's missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Mayor Michael Fougere put forward the motion and council approved the move at its Monday night council meeting.

The motion noted that that the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association recently voted in favour of a similar motion at its annual meeting.

Council slightly amended the motion, to include a call for a comprehensive and national action plan. It was also amended to include a letter to the Prime Minister's Office.

A report released by the RCMP last May said they are aware of nearly 1,200 cases of missing or murdered women, across the country, over the last three decades.

In Saskatchewan, about 16 per cent of the population said they're aboriginal, according to the 2011 federal census.

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