March 07, 2014
NDP seeking justice for Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women
The Conservatives are once again failing Indigenous women and girls by issuing a committee report sanctioning their refusal to address the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
“It is appalling that after hearing witness after witness testify that much more needs to be done on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, the Conservatives could produce a sanitized report saying that everything is fine,” said NDP Aboriginal Affairs critic Jean Crowder (Nanaimo Cowichan). “This is an intergenerational tragedy that demands immediate action.”
The NDP’s dissenting report recommends that the federal government:
“The Conservatives have turned their backs on Indigenous women and their families but ignoring this serious issue won’t make it go away,” said NDP deputy Aboriginal Affairs critic Jonathan Genest-Jourdain (Manicouagan). “The NDP will keep pushing for action on this national tragedy.”