This is a topic I don't know very much about except what the statistics indicate: that this is a major problem in Canada and that it's clear that action is needed. But what kind of action?
The popular answer seems to be that the federal government should hold a national inquiry. Critics counter by saying that there is already a large body of research out there and so there's no need for another study.
Harper's original response was that this issue was a criminal one, rather than one based in sociological issues.