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Coalition wants apology for Highway of Tears email deletions

A coalition on missing and murdered indigenous women wants the BC government to take immediate action to improve safety along the Highway of Tears.

The group says the province must also take steps to improve transparency and regain public trust in the wake of a scathing report from the privacy commissioner.

The report found a that transportation ministry staffer deleted Highway of Tears-related emails that were the subject of an access to information request.

The Coalition on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls says it’s extremely troubled that, instead of working to protect women and girls along the notorious stretch of Highway 16, the government has focused on avoiding public scrutiny and accountability.

The group wants the province to apologize to the families of women and girls who have gone missing on the Highway of Tears for the deletion of emails.

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