OTTAWA – Bob Nault, Member of Parliament (Kenora Riding), released the following statement regarding the end of the MMIWG inquiry and the submission of the final report to the federal government.
“Canada has a colonial past which we cannot forget, but the sad reality is that we still see systemic racism on a daily basis. We must do better to end the cycle of violence and ensure that everyone has a fair chance to succeed, thrive, and live a full life.
“We all owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the survivors and family members who shared their heart-aching stories with the Commission. As a government, along with other levels of government, and in partnership with First Nations, Metis, and the Inuit, we will develop a National Action Plan, which will work to implement the inquiry’s recommendations.
“Our job now as Parliamentarians, and the job of other government leaders, is to work together on National Action Plan to honour the lives and legacies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA individuals. These horrifying tragedies cannot continue, and it must come to an end.”