The Canadian Press

2016-02-25 | MMIW Roundtable

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he'd like to see constructive suggestions coming out of a roundtable in Winnipeg on missing and murdered aboriginal women. Selinger says the provinces shouldn't wait for a national inquiry, but should do what they can on their own. (The RCMP has estimated at least 12-hundred indigenous women have disappeared or been murdered since 1980. Although indigenous women make up 4.3 per cent of the Canadian population, they account for 16 per cent of female homicides and 11.3 per cent of missing women.)

Date: 2016-02-25
Placeline: WINNIPEG.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << clearly indigenous women and girls have been among the most vulnerable we've seen that in our own community of Winnipeg but anything we can do to address their issues benefits all of us as a society so this is not a marginal issue this is part of that larger story of reconciliation that we need to address as a country >>