Indigenous women’s inquiry provides few answers

Regarding recent articles in the Advocate about the probe into missing and murdered Indigenous women.

This ad-hoc committee had no one with investigative skills and was not able to reach an intelligent conclusion.

Step back and think: is this what you get after many millions of dollars spent?

Yes, it is very sad that Indigenous and non-Indigenous women are missing or being killed. One good fact was that family members got to air their grief with the committee.

But the conclusion, as stated, never identified the cause and effect, only a collection of past issues. How many ended up in the sex trade? How many ended up in the drug subculture?

What I get from this report is that much time was taken up with past issues that have received apologies and monetary compensation.

But no, Indigenous leaders and the PM still believe that a collective guilt should continue onto successive generations of Canadian people.

The chairperson lacked the leadership skills required to keep this committee on the right track.

Did the chairperson have a Ouija board, or maybe at lunch, have a bowl of alphabet soup, and the letters floating on the top spelled Genocide?

The PM appears to side with the statement that Canadian society is promoting genocide. What total rubbish from a supposedly educated person.

As for the list of 231 recommendations, one should not rush into implementing any of them without stringent accountability and oversight, as many are just new money sink holes for taxpayers’ dollars.

I wish that there was a way we could keep the PM away from any microphone, as his comments do nothing to promote reconciliation.

Fred Gifford, Red Deer

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