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View Jane Philpott Profile
Ind. (ON)
View Jane Philpott Profile
2019-06-03 13:59 [p.28402]
Madam Speaker, today the government received the final report from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
I attended the closing ceremony and was moved by the powerful testimony of families, grandmothers and elders.
The report has 231 calls for justice. Let us highlight calls to which all Canadians are asked to respond.
One, read the report; two, speak out against racism, sexism and misogyny; three, hold governments to account; and four, decolonize ourselves—learn the true history of Canada.
Our response must be more than words. Governments must recognize the rights of indigenous peoples and must make investments in education, housing and restorative justice to bring about true reconciliation and stop the violence against indigenous women, girls, and two-spirited and trans people.
We all have a responsibility to act. I will be an ally—will you?
Please read the report.
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