Saturday, May 16, 2009

Champions for Missing Women

From CTV Winnipeg:
The Conservative government is deflecting calls for a public investigation into more than 500 cases of missing or murdered native women.

Liberal MP Anita Neville says her party will push until the government acts.

She says there would be national outrage if hundreds of women from another cultural group were targeted the same way.

A recent report found that 520 native girls and women - most under the age of 30 - have been killed or have vanished since 1970. Two-thirds of them - 348 women - were murdered, and almost one-quarter are still missing.

The government cites $5 million spent on the Sisters in Spirit research campaign, and says it's working on a second phase.

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