Mr. Speaker, identifying the number of women missing is not enough. Canada's aboriginal women are still disappearing and dying.
The Native Women's Association says that 510 aboriginal girls and women have vanished or have been murdered in Canada since 1980. One aboriginal woman has gone missing or has been murdered every month in each year for the past 28 years. This national disgrace is now an international embarrassment.
The UN committee on discrimination against women is now demanding that the government take action. Will the minister commit today that an investigation will take place?