PC Party Leader Brian Pallister issued the following statement on violence against indigenous women and girls:
"We know that indigenous women and girls across Canada are disproportionately affected by violence. Here in Manitoba, we have seen a number of high profile instances of violence against indigenous women and girls which have helped prompt this national discussion.
"A new Progressive Conservative Government will support the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It is essential, during this process, that resources for front-line services to Canada's indigenous population be maintained and protected. This is a non-partisan issue and a true tragedy.
"We stand ready to work with all levels of government, including our indigenous partners."