The House calls it a national emergency, but will there be action?
There’s blatant irony in talking reconciliation when Indigenous people continue to be at a much higher risk of violence, health challenges and racism.
NDP MP Leah Gazan's motion calling on the government to declare ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people a national emergency was unanimously adopted by the House on May 2. Every level of government is responsible to ensure changes are enacted on an urgent basis now, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade