The Canadian Press

2016-07-05 | MMIW Inquiry

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An advocate for the welfare of First Nations children and families says she'll have little faith in the upcoming inquiry on murdered and missing indigenous women unless a funding gap is closed first. Cindy Blackstock runs one of the organizations that brought forward a complainant on child welfare funding to The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. In January, the tribunal ruled the existing system was discriminatory. Blackstock says that system needs more than 200-million dollars a year, while the government's budgetary commitment was 71-million. (Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett was not available to respond to Blackstock, but her office issued a statement noting "historic investments" on child welfare in the last budget. Provinces and territories are currently reviewing the terms of reference for the inquiry, after advance consultations saw child welfare raised as one of the key issues.)

Date: 2016-07-05
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I really want to see a change in behavior on that if they were to do the right thing and trouble out there I might have hoped that they would actually but right now I thought concerns about what they're going to do >>


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