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Manitoba Hydro Accused of Past Sexual Abuse and Racism

The province has asked the RCMP to investigate Manitoba Hydro over allegations of sexual abuse and racism here in the north.

 

The allegations come from a report which studied the social impact of hydro development, both past and present, on communities.

 

The Clean Environment Commission, who published the report, met with members of Fox Lake Cree Nation earlier this year and heard testimony that described what it was like when hydro workers came to town starting in the sixties.

 

Those who testified spoke of racism, marginalization and sexual assaults with one person saying that they weren’t included as humans in their own community.

 

Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires says that the Pallister Government takes the matter seriously, and will quote be referring the report to the RCMP for investigation.

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