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By Rebecca Chant

Quebec’s public hearing of the national inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls began this Monday.

According to CBC News, some families are being left out of the discussion.

The current scheduled hearings are being held in Sept-Îles, which is a seven hour flight away from Val D'or.

Some have been told that there will be hearings in Montreal but the inquiry cannot confirm the dates or locations for hearings that will take place in 2018.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Canadians are mourning the death of Marlene Bird, who passed away on Monday at the age of 50.

According to CBC News, Bird was brutally beaten, burned and sexually assaulted in 2014, losing her vision and both of her legs.

Bird was a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and will be buried next to her grandmother in the Saskatchewan community of Molanosa.


By Allison O'Reilly

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a long-awaited apology to members of Canada's LGBTQ community on Tuesday.

According to CBC News, Trudeau delivered the apology in the House of Commons following a question period.

Hundreds of Armed Forces members, RCMP officers and civil servants were targeted from the 1950s to the 1990s in a horrific event that became known as the "Gay Purge."

The Trudeau government has also put aside more than $100 million to compensate those whose careers were sidelined or ended due to their sexual orientation.