A Canada Without Pride or Justice – by Edward Heeley
June 10, 2019
The final Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls report has finally been presented, with an extensive set of critical recommendations. Over the last week, I’ve had many discussions and debates on whether the violent actions targeted towards Indigenous women was a genocide or not. People seem to be focused on that issue rather than the reality of the specific, targeted, racist, fatal violence, strategically targeted on these women. I believe it’s a genocide. It’s time for the current government to do an immediate apology as the government in Australia did and needs to immediately set up a fund to assist the living victims. The government must also implement all of the recommendations of the report.
All violence against women is totally unacceptable. Write your local MPs and Prime Minister to make your views known in advocating the necessary changes.