02/23/2015 10:13 EST | Updated 04/25/2015 05:59 EDT

Regina Mayor Michael Fougere: Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women Inquiry Overdue

REGINA - Regina city council will be formally writing a letter to Ottawa urging them to for an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women.

On Monday night, many people gathered in council to hear the unanimous decision to write to the federal government about the issue.

Maxine Goforth, mother of Kelly Goforth, who was murdered in September 2013 in Regina, says she's turning her daughter's death into something positive for other mothers in a similar situation.

Goforth says she very much appreciates that council is doing this.

She says she only wishes there were more aboriginal leaders there with them.

She says she doesn't know why her own chief and council weren't there.

Mayor Michael Fougere says the issue has gone on long enough, and it's time to be talked about.

Fougere says members of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association discussed the matter and all cities and townships agree this should be done.



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