Ottawa trailing in protection of Indigenous women and girls: federal minister – The Toronto Star

Dec. 2, 2022

OTTAWA – The minister for Crown-Indigenous relations says the federal government is failing in its responsibility to protect Indigenous women and girls, despite allocating money toward the issue.

Marc Miller said Friday he was shocked to learn Winnipeg police have charged a man in the alleged killings of four women last spring.

“It’s a legacy of a devastating history that has reverberations today,” he said. “No one can stand in front of you with confidence to say that this won’t happen again and I think that’s kind of shameful.”

Jeremy Skibicki has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Rebecca Contois, 24, Morgan Harris, 39, Marcedes Myran, 26, and an unidentified fourth woman.

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