Today, the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released its final report in Gatineau, Quebec. Formally launched on August 3, 2016, the Commissioners’ mandate was to examine and report on the systemic causes of all forms of violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada by looking at patterns and underlying factors. An Interim Report was released on November 1, 2017. The final report contains 231 ‘Calls for Justice’ directed at governments, industries, institutions, services, partnerships, and all Canadians. It can be found online here: https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/
A Conservative government will develop and implement a National Action Plan, in partnership with Indigenous peoples, to advance reconciliation, address violence and achieve measurable improvements in the day-to-day lives of Indigenous women and girls. Our focus will be to bring forward policies that make real and measurable improvements in the lives of Canada’s Indigenous peoples.
To meaningfully improve the lives of Indigenous women and girls, we can:
- Standardization of protocols for policies and practices that ensure that all cases are thoroughly investigated.
- Establish a national task force to review and, if required, to reinvestigate cases across Canada.
- Ensure protection orders are available, accessible, promptly issued and effectively serviced and resourced to protect victims.
The Conservative MP candidate for Thunder Bay—Superior North, Frank Pullia, says he takes Truth and Reconciliation very seriously. He adds that “we need to address the underlying causes of the Indigenous women and girls that go missing or murdered. Everyone should feel safe in Canada and there is no place in our country for people who commit these heinous crimes. Our party has committed to creating a national action plan in consultation with Indigenous groups to ensure we have action that will achieve meaningful results.