Skip to comments.Amnesty slams Canada's criminal record
Posted on 10/04/2004 10:37:37 PM PDT by conservative cat
OTTAWA, Canada (Reuters) -- Canadian officials and police are ignoring a spate of brutal attacks against aboriginal women, at least 500 of whom have vanished or been murdered over the last 30 years, Amnesty International said Monday.
In a stinging report, the human rights group condemned what it said was Canada's "terrible official indifference and apathy" toward native women, particularly those who end up in the sex trade.
"How many more lives must be lost? How many more indigenous women will be murdered, how many more will go missing before the Canadian and provincial governments are moved to action?" said Amnesty's secretary-general Irene Khan.
Aboriginal activists have long complained that police and officials across Canada show little interest in trying to find out what happened to the missing women, and Khan said they were among the most forgotten members of society.
"(The report) reveals an appalling state of racial discrimination and cultural prejudice, of economic deprivation and social marginalization, of official indifference and government failure," she told a news conference in Ottawa.
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Canada is a junior member of the Axis of Weasels. We let Canada off too easy in the war of 1812. Otherwise, most of Canada would now be part of the US. We also should have fought harder over the Oregon territory. Maybe it's not too late to annex part of Canada.
Oh Canada, oh Canada, you're ne..e..e..xt... eh?
54 40 or fight
I really like that post...Canada, Jr. Member (and rapidly climbing): Axis of Weasels...