Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women

But Harper, who is in Whitehorse as part of his yearly trek to the North, says most such cases are addressed — and solved — by the police.He says it’s important to keep in mind that these are crimes.“We should not view this as sociological phenomenon,” the prime minister told a news conference Thursday.“We should view it as crime. It is crime against innocent people, and it needs to be addressed as such.”The Conservative government has rejected all calls for a national inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women, saying it prefers to address the issue in other ways, such as through aboriginal justice programs and a national DNA missing person’s index.

via Harper calls for police investigations, not inquiry, for aboriginal women.

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