February 12, 2016 8:53 am
Updated: February 12, 2016 9:01 am

Pre-inquiry on missing, murdered aboriginal women to be held in Calgary

WATCH: Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett will be in Calgary Friday to meet with families of missing and murdered aboriginal women. Bindu Suri reports.

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CALGARY – The federal minister of Indigenous Affairs will visit Calgary on Friday to meet with families of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Carolyn Bennet is gathering input from Canadians ahead of the federal Liberal government’s national inquiry into the issue.

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Bennet will be joined by Patty Hajdu, minister of status of women.

The pre-inquiry, which is not open to the public, will involve survivors, family members, victim’s loved ones as well as members of indigenous organizations and communities and representatives.

The stop in Calgary is among the last of the pre-inquiry consultations being held across the country. Other consultations have taken place in Halifax, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

The final consultation will be held in Ottawa next week.

The national inquiry will be designed after the consultations are completed. Details of the inquiry including its mandate, terms of reference, format and timeline will then be released.

– With files from Julia Wong

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