Commissioner resigns from inquiry into Missing and murdered Indigenous women Bennett scrambling to save inquiry

By Lynda Powless Editor OTTAWA – There’s been another setback for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s inquiry. A commissioner has now resigned from the inquiry sending her notice to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Indigenous Affairs Carolyn Bennett Monday. Marilyn Poitras’ resignation comes shortly after the departure of the commission’s executive director, Michele Moreau, who cited personal reasons for leaving adding to a stream of  highly placed staff resignations including the director of communications, director of operations and manager of community relations. Within hours of the announcement of her resignation the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), said it could no longer support the inquiry in its current format an approach. The ONWA has intervenor status at the inquiry. “We no longer have faith that this inquiry will…

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