End Violence Against Aboriginal Women Now

Today, Nathan rose in the House of Commons to draw attention to the continuing epidemic of violence against Canada’s aboriginal women.  He demanded that the government respond with a plan to end the violence.

Mr. Nathan Cullen (Skeena—Bulkley Valley, NDP): Mr. Speaker, more than 500 aboriginal women have gone missing in Canada, most of them presumed murdered or kidnapped. Highway 16, the so-called “highway of tears”, cuts through my riding—and the families of the victims have been forced to endure not only their loss but the indifference of their governments.

Recently, vigils were held across the country to remember the victims and to demand that the Conservative government create a national plan of action.

For a Prime Minister who believes that colonialism only happened in other countries, will he finally do what these desperate families need: a real plan to end violence against aboriginal women in Canada?