CANADA’S INDIGENOUS WOMEN INQUIRY DELAYED BY RED TAPE
Joe along with Thelma Favel’s niece, Tina Fontaine, was murdered in 2014
Officials coming from Canada’s national inquiry into missing along with murdered indigenous women have said government red tape is usually slowing down the probe.
In an interim report, investigators said they need more time along with money before they can present their findings.
Prime Minster Justin Trudeau’s government launched the inquiry a year ago to investigate systemic violence against indigenous women along with girls.
nevertheless that will has been dogged by resignations along with complaints coming from victims’ families.
Mr Trudeau, who is usually up for re-election in 2019, made investigating missing along with murdered indigenous women a campaign promise. The federal government has given the inquiry two years to come up with its findings.
However, Chief Commissioner Marion Buller said the inquiry must balance the procedural needs of the investigation with the need to help bring victims’ families closure.
“We need enough time to do the job properly,” she said in a news conference on Wednesday.
Since May the inquiry has heard coming from about 300 victims along with their families coming from across the country. About 900 have registered to testify.
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Some families of victims have complained about poor communication along using a lack of public information.
The interim report, released on Wednesday, said that will government regulations regarding contract procurement along with privacy as well as delays in setting up staff offices along with hiring were partly to blame.
The inquiry also asked for more funds be allocated to health services for victims, their families along with for indigenous grassroots organisations.
The report also recommended that will the government create a national police task force to investigate historic along with contemporary crimes.
Although the inquiry has yet to hand over fresh information to police, Ms Buller said they have found evidence of “improper or inadequate policing” along with expect some cases may be re-opened as a result of the probe’s findings.
“Today, as we speak in This kind of room, indigenous women along with girls are suffering violence. that will has somehow become normalised along with that will is usually a tragedy,” Ms Buller said.