Petition : Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry
Establishment of an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry to Investigate the Relationship Between Indigenous Women and Police Institutions in Quebec
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Text of petition
WHEREAS two episode of the investigative reporting show ENQUÊTE feature Indigenous women from different regions of Quebec speaking out about the police abuse that they experienced and since then, they have been offered uneven and insufficient support;
WHEREAS the Native Para-Judicial Services of Quebec have received over 75 calls from Indigenous people since April 2016 concerning allegations of violence or abuse by police officers;
WHEREAS one of the most vulnerable populations in Quebec has expressed a lack of trust in the police institutions responsible for ensuring their safety;
WHEREAS by order-in-Council, the Government of Quebec has relegated to the federal government issues of its own responsibility following the announcement of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls;
WHEREAS there is a need and a renewed appeal for justice and equity for Indigenous women in Canada and Quebec;
We, the undersigned, ask the Government of Quebec:
That it undertake to set up an Independent Provincial Judicial Inquiry to investigate the relationship between Indigenous women of Quebec and its police institutions;
Moreover, we call for this to be done in collaboration with Indigenous people in accordance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Deadline to sign: February 17, 2017
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