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Trudeau tells Wilson-Raybould he wants fewer Indigenous people in prisons


OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued orders to Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and it includes lowering the number of Indigenous people in prisons.

To achieve this Trudeau has instructed Wilson-Raybould to review all changes to the criminal justice system under the former Stephen Harper government with particular attention paid to the use of restorative justice programs geared towards Indigenous people according to his mandate letter issued Friday afternoon.

The mandate letter gave broad strokes of what he expects of Wilson-Raybould, the first Indigenous Justice minister.


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