Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ending this ongoing national tragedy. We thank the commission for its work so far.
I am discussing the commission's request for an extension with families and indigenous partners, and our provincial and territorial counterparts.
The independent commission's mandate is clear: families must be at the centre of its work. The families of these women and girls need answers. They need to be heard for the systemic and institutional failures that lead to the murder of far too many indigenous women and girls.