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A new Canadian House of Commons committee report meant to address the crisis of violence against aboriginal women ignores the testimony of most of the women it consulted, NDP members say.
From the article:
While the testimony of aboriginal women pointed to poverty as the main cause of violence, NDP committee member Mylene Freeman said the report failed to emphasize it as the root cause.
The Conservatives say they have given Justice Canada $10 million over two years to help police forces better respond to cases involving aboriginal women.
NDP members say the report only lists what has been done already, while providing only vague recommendations going forward.
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