Liberals promise $13M for missing, murdered Indigenous women commemorations


Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Minister of International Development Maryam Monsef rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, April 5, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA -- The federal government will fund more than 100 projects to "honour the lives and legacies" of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef announced Monday.

Funding for the commemorations will come from a $13-million fund Monsef unveiled in Winnipeg, though the limited range of recipients concerned the commissioners of the national inquiry who reported on the subject at the beginning of June.

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