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Systemic Sexism In Canada Could Derail National Inquiry

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By: Dr. Pamela D. Palmater / teleSUR, Published 6 July 2016

The national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls may be derailed if Trudeau doesn’t tackle institutionalized discrimination.

After former Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s 10-year war against First Nations, the environment, democracy and basic human rights; an overwhelming number of Canadians embraced political change and elected a Liberal government headed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Literally overnight, the language, symbolism and public messaging from the federal government changed. Trudeau announced that Canada would work cooperatively with First Nations on a “Nation to Nation” basis and, as part of this new relationship, that he would seek to undo some of the harm done by the Harper regime. To this end, he committed to review all the legislation imposed on First Nations during the last decade and seek to repeal any which…

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