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By Allison O’Reilly

One of the four remaining commissioners on the national inquiry into murdered and missing Indigenous women announced they have decided to keep working with the inquiry despite disappointment with the federal government's limited extension.

According to CBC News, commissioner Michèle Audette made the announcement on Tuesday.

The inquiry was originally scheduled to submit its report on Nov. 1 of this year and wrap up its operations by the end of December. It asked for an additional two years and an extra $50 million.

Instead, it got an extension for writing its final report to April 30, 2019, and an additional two months to wind down its operations by June 30, 2019.

In a statement issued Wednesday, Audette said she felt a profound duty to ensure the inquiry delivers on its mandate.


By Jessica Barile

Canada is looking into improve number of children of migrant children being held in detention centers 

According to CBC News, the Canadian immigration system is understood to be more “ humane and compassionate” than the US.

Unlike the US system of immigration, Canada is said to only use immigration detention in cases of serious concern of endangerment or an unidentified individual.  

However, CBSA is still looking to improve on different alternatives to detention and greater supervision on treatment of immigrants being detained in holding centers