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Michèle Moreau resigns as executive director of MMIWG inquiry

Michèle Moreau resigns as executive director of MMIWG inquiry
Michèle Moreau resigns as executive director of MMIWG inquiry

Published on: June 30, 2017 | Last Updated: June 30, 2017 9:01 PM EDT

Lawyer Michèle Moreau in her Montreal office Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.

Lawyer Michèle Moreau in her Montreal office Friday, Feb. 6, 2009. JOHN KENNEY / Montreal Gazette files

Montreal lawyer Michèle Moreau announced her resignation as executive director of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women and girls inquiry on Friday. 

In a post on the inquiry’s Facebook page, Moreau said her resignation was motivated by personal reasons.

“I will continue to follow the work of the National Inquiry with keen interest and can assure you I will remain an ally,” her statement read.

She will be leaving the position on July 21.

The national inquiry was launched in September 2016. Its purpose is to “examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors.”

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