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Tories table plan to stop violence against aboriginal women and girls

09/15/2014 04:26 EDT | Updated 11/15/2014 05:59 EST
The federal government has tabled a plan to address violence against aboriginal women and girls, announced Minister for Status of Women Kellie Leitch as MPs returned to Parliament after the summer recess today.

"We have heard from victims' families directly and they want action. And that's precisely what we are delivering," saidLeitch during question period today.

The government has budgeted $25 million over five years to deliver the plan — a commitment first announced in the February 2014 budget.

The opposition parties continued to call on the Conservatives to heed calls for a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

More to come.

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