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Justice 'uneven' in cases of missing, murdered indigenous women: Minister


Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett told a global audience in New York that racism and sexism in Canada have tainted the way some investigators handle homicide and missing-person cases involving indigenous women.

On stage Thursday at the Women in the World Summit, Dr. Bennett said there is at times an “uneven application of justice” in cases involving indigenous women. “You end up with people who have been told that it was an overdose, or a suicide or an accident,” she said. “The file is empty because it was just an assumption that this death or missing person was inevitable. ... Nobody is making this up. This is real for the families.”


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