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Call to Action # 55: National Council for Reconciliation (53-56)

CBA Response to TRC

March 1, 2016

The Canadian Bar Association endorses Call to Action # 55 v, vi and vii 

In 2013, the CBA called for an end to the social and systemic normalization of violence against Indigenous women by funding targeted programs and services, a national strategy to address violence against Indigenous women and a national inquiry into the issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. We endorse call to action 41, which recommends a public inquiry into the disproportionate number of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada and applaud the current government for beginning that work. As well, we support data collection and annual reporting by government on progress in reducing the rate of criminalization of Indigenous Canadians.