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What the parties are promising this election about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls – CBC

‘I don’t feel like I can rely on any particular party at the moment,’ says Sharon Johnson

Oct 15, 2019

Little time has been spent on the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls so far in the federal election campaign, sparking skepticism from families that changes called for in the national inquiry’s final report will be a priority for the next government.

The Liberals, New Democrats and the Green Party have made commitments in their platforms to implement the calls for justice from the MMIWG inquiry’s final report, the TRC’s calls to action and UNDRIP. The Conservative platform pledges to develop a National Action Plan to address the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

For the last 15 years Sharon Johnson, who is from Seine River First Nation in northern Ontario, has been working to spread awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women after her sister Sandra was found dead in Thunder Bay.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/mmiwg-election-platforms-1.5314664

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