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Ottawa starts work on alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202344 Views

Dec 01, 2023

‘The very least they can do is look for us’ — NDP MP Leah Gazan

Ottawa is beginning consultations today on the creation of a public alert system for missing Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people.

Some advocates, meanwhile, are calling on the federal government to expand emergency notifications to all Indigenous missing persons cases.

NDP MP Leah Gazan is leading discussions on the proposed “Red Dress Alert” system with Indigenous frontline advocates and Liberal MP Pam Damoff, who previously served as parliamentary secretary to the ministers of Indigenous services and public safety.

The talks launched after Gazan brought forward a motion in Parliament last spring to fund an alert system. The motion received unanimous consent.

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