Thank you, Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses. My questions could go to the RCMP or the Department of Justice, so I'd invite you both.
In the last month's interim report of the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, in its recommendation 9, asked:
That the federal government work collaboratively with provinces and territories to create a national police task force to which the National Inquiry could refer families and survivors to assess or reopen cases or review investigations.
Head Commissioner Buller said, ”We don't have a police force arm to work with us to help survivors and families get those answers.”
I have two questions. Do you agree that would be of utility? Do you have any sense of whether the federal government is moving towards a response to that ask from the inquiry?