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Premiers close to agreeing on inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Alberta Premier Dave Hancock, left to right, at a news conference after a meeting of premiers and aboriginal leaders in Charlottetown on Aug. 27, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ANDREW VAUGHAN)

WHITEHORSE – Provincial and territorial premiers say there’s a high degree of support for an inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says individual provinces may have specific concerns, but there’s significant consensus among her colleagues going forward.

Quebec’s Philippe Couillard says his province wants to ensure that allegations in his province of police sexual abuse of aboriginal women are included.

He says it would be better to have one inquiry rather than two parallel investigations.

The federal government is expected to release details about the inquiry shortly.