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Council recongized at NCLGA for resolution calling for federal discussion on missing and murdered Aboriginal women

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It was a special North Central Local Government Association meeting in Prince George for Quesnel City Council.

It won the best-crafted resolution at this year’s AGM.

City Councillor Laurey-Anne Roodenburg put forward the resolution calling for a fully funded discussion at the Federal level around the country’s 1200 murdered and missing aboriginal women.

Roodenburg says it is not a political issue, it is just the right thing to do.

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BC is one of the few provinces that hasn’t called for a national inquiry.

Roodenburg says that surprises her given that there are many cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women in our province, including along the Highway of Tears.

The motion will now move onto the Union of BC Municipalities Convention in September.

(Files from George Henderson)

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