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Niki Ashton Addresses Forced Sterilization of Indigenous Woman

Yesterday local MP Niki Ashton Addressed the forced sterilization of indigenous woman during question period. She stated that the international community criticized Canada for human rights violations and the UN Committee against torture made it clear that the forced sterilization of indigenous woman constitutes torture.

 

She then asked if the Prime Minister would take immediate action to put a stop to this horrific act and bring justice to indigenous woman and their families that were violated.

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau responded by acknowledging that the forced sterilization of indigenous woman is a serious violation of human rights and that he is aware that indigenous patients can face systemic barriers in accessing services including discrimination.

 

He added that we all have a role to play to ensure that indigenous patients have quality health care that is free of prejudice and they will continue to work with partners to ensure that indigenous peoples have access to culturally safe health services no matter where they live in Canada.

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