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Parliament is usually a sleepy, mostly empty place on a Friday afternoon; but this Friday, September 19, was an exception.
The NDP used a procedural maneuvre to force a full debate (and ultimately a vote) on the need for an inquiry on missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.
Most of the New Democrats were in attendance, and, when they realized what was happening, the Conservatives mustered a respectable number of their members. The Liberal benches were noticeably bare.
The NDP's Roméo Saganash spoke personally and eloquently.