08/27/2014 12:02 EDT | Updated 10/27/2014 05:59 EDT

Tom Mulcair vows aboriginal women inquiry within 100 days if NDP elected

An NDP government would launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women within 100 days of taking office, says Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair.

Mulcair's comments come ahead of a meeting of premiers and Aboriginal leaders in Charlottetown today.

"I'm here to announce that on our first day in office, an NDP government would begin consulting with First Nations, women's groups and other stakeholders on the terms of office for a national inquiry.

"Within 100 days in office, an NDP government will establish a full public inquiry," Mulcair told reporters during a news conference in Ottawa Monday morning.

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