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Missing Aboriginal Women Cases Should Be Solved Through Police, Not National Inquiries

WHITEHORSE - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says police investigations, not a national inquiry, are the best way to deal with crimes involving missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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Number of murdered, missing aboriginal women surprises top Mountie

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he is 'surprised' by the high number of reported cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women, but that the RCMP does not have the authority to call a national public inquiry.

A report published by the RCMP on Friday found that there has been a total of 1,181 reported cases of murdered and missing aboriginal women over the past 30 years — a number the RCMP concedes "exceeds previous public estimates."

Aboriginal women more likely to suffer violent death, RCMP says

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