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Cree gov't to cancel events in Val-d'Or after SQ sex abuse allegations

 


Reacting to allegations that police officers with the Sûreté du Québec abused and sexually assaulted aboriginal women in Val-d'Or, many Cree groups in Quebec are calling for a boycott of the community where they often shop, socialize and gather for major events such as hockey tournaments.

"It gave me a heavy heart," said Linda L. Shecapio, president of the Cree Women of Eeyou Istchee Association.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/cree-gov-t-to-cancel-events-in-val-d-or-after-sq-sex-abuse-allegations-1.3286726

 

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