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Parliamentary committee’s report on violence against Indigenous women ‘sanitized’


UNCATEGORIZED|07. MAR, 2014BYAPTN NATIONAL NEWS|Parliamentary committee’s report on violence against Indigenous women ‘sanitized’

Reposted from:http://aptn.ca/news/2014/03/07/conservative-mps-keep-call-public-inquiry-violence-indigenous-women-committees-main-recommendations/

APTN National News

OTTAWA–The Conservative MPs on the House of Commons special committee on violence against Indigenous women refused to add calls for a public inquiry as part of the main recommendations in the committee’s report tabled Friday in Parliament.

The committee’s main recommendations, which were essentially those of Conservative MPs on the committee, generally reflected the Harper government’s current policy on the issue.

There are an estimated 800 murdered and missing Indigenous women across the country.

The report included the dissenting opinions of the NDP and Liberals MPs on the committee who both recommended the government to call a public inquiry and issued a separate set of recommendations. The NDP and Liberals also recommended the government develop a national action plan to combat violence against Indigenous women.

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