“Public Inquiry Commission on relations between Indigenous Peoples and certain public services in Québec: listening, reconciliation and progress: Final Report” (the Viens Commission) whose mandate was to investigate, ascertain the facts and make analyses with a view to making recommendations as to the concrete, effective and sustainable measures to be implemented by the Gouvernement du Québec and by the Aboriginal authorities to prevent or eliminate, regardless of their origin or cause, any form of violence or discriminatory practices or differential treatments in the provision of the following public services to the Aboriginals of Québec: police services, correctional services, justice services, health and social services and youth protection services.
The 142 Calls for Action are spread across the following themes:
- Police Services = 13
- Justice Services = 16
- Correctional Services = 18
- Health and Social Services = 34
- Youth Protection Services = 30
- Tracking Mechanism 5
- Other = 26
The first two Calls to Action of the Viens Commission Final Report are:
CALL FOR ACTION No. 1
Make a public apology to members of First Nations and Québec’s Inuit for the harm caused by laws, policies, standards and the practices of public service providers.
CALL FOR ACTION No. 2 – To National Assembly
Adopt a motion to recognize and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Québec.