Calling States to Account 14d - MMIWG Inquiry (Canada)


The MMIWG Inquiry

[imagecaption] ‘MMIWG inquiry’s final report and its “calls for justice”‘, Power & Politics, 2019. Video: CBC News. [/imagecaption]


Public pressure for a full inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two spirit people came from families and grassroots organisations with the support of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and politicians. The Conservative Party of Canada, under the government of Stephen Harper, were dismissive of an inquiry.  It was not until 2016 that a new Canadian federal government, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, agreed to establish the national inquiry. Amidst sustained scrutiny and criticism the commissioners released the interim report ‘Our Women and Girls are Sacred’ in late 2017.

The final report was released in June 2019.


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