Premiers call for public inquiry into violence against aboriginal women

NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, Ont. – Provincial and territorial leaders meeting in Ontario are joining calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says there was support for the inquiry during the premiers’ meeting with the Council of Aboriginal Peoples.

She says it’s an issue that’s touched every province and territory.

First Nations’ calls for a public inquiry on violence against aboriginal women have garnered support across the country in recent years.

Wynne made the announcement today in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., where 11 provincial and territorial leaders are meeting for their semi-annual summit.