Little progress one year after report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

June 4, 2020

More than a year has passed since the final report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Many are frustrated by the government’s inaction, even though Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on the anniversary that ending this national tragedy is an urgent priority for his government.

“How can an urgent priority translate into a year of inaction?’ said PSAC National Executive Vice-President Magali Picard. “This is simply a continuation of the federal government’s indifference to the plight of Indigenous women and girls, and a contradiction of their supposed commitment to reconciliation.”

PSAC fully supports the statement issued by the commissioners of the public inquiry, and calls on the federal government to follow through on their commitments to Indigenous peoples and communities.