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Toronto’s 50 Most Influential: #49, Carolyn Bennett

Toronto's 50 Most Influential: #49, Carolyn Bennett
Carolyn Bennett Photograph by Getty Images

Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

49As minister of Indigenous and northern affairs, Bennett heads up a cornerstone of the Liberal campaign: a two-year, $54-million inquiry into the 1,200 Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or gone missing since 1980. She managed to secure $14 million more than the Liberals originally earmarked for the project and she appointed five arm’s-length commissioners to lead the inquiry.

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Turning consultations into recommendations on policing and child-welfare policies that will affect not only Indigenous people but Canadians across the country.

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