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Safety concerns for Indigenous women in resource development: MMIWG inquiry

Amnesty International Canada is supporting the call from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on the "urgent need" to consider the safety of Indigenous women in all stages of resource-extraction projects.

Goodale faces questions over N.S. prison's delay in calling police

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale must explain why the Correctional Service of Canada waited three months to call police after learning of assault allegations at the Nova Institution for women in Truro, N.S., last year, the federal Conservatives said Tuesday.

'Predator' prison guard accused of sexually assaulting 3 women

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard in Nova Scotia have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.

Liberals move ahead on Indigenous agenda after SNC affair, caucus ousters

Justin Trudeau's Liberals say they are still hearing support from Indigenous people and leaders, despite concerns raised publicly about Trudeau's expulsion of two ex-ministers who had been central to work on reconciliation.

Budget 2019: Liberals add $4.5B for Indigenous services as reconciliation effort continues

The federal Liberal government plans to spend $4.5 billion over the next five years to try to narrow the socio-economic gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people — part of a plan to keep reconciliation at the forefront of this fall's campaign narrative.

Wilson-Raybould could have effected change in Indigenous Services: leaders

Jody Wilson-Raybould would have brought a wealth of experience to the Indigenous services portfolio, including first-hand knowledge from the world of First Nations politics, say some Indigenous leaders.

Coerced-sterilization allegations a 'crisis' that demands public inquiry: Alberta chief

Ongoing concerns about coerced sterilization of Indigenous women is nothing short of a "crisis" that warrants a public inquiry, says a prominent Alberta First Nations leader.

Singh urges team to 'double down' in months leading up to October election

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urged his caucus on Wednesday to "double down" on their efforts to unseat the Trudeau Liberals in the eight months left to the next election.

New year, new chief of staff and a byelection bid: Jagmeet Singh eyes 2019

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has his sights set on winning the Burnaby South riding in a February byelection.

Coerced sterilization reports sparking concern in Canada's medical community

Reports detailing allegations of coerced and forced sterilizations of Indigenous women are "deeply concerning" and describe serious violations of medical ethics, the president of the Canadian Medical Association said Thursday.

Class action lawsuit proposed on coerced sterilization in Alberta

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against the Government of Alberta on behalf of Indigenous women who say they were subjected to forced sterilization.

Safer opioids needed to stem overdose epidemic, Canada's top doctor says

Canada's chief public health officer says the need to increase access to a "safer supply" of opioids is being reviewed with provinces and territories — a move encouraged by a number of public health experts.

Examine 'monstrous' allegations of forced sterilization of Indigenous women: NDP

The federal government and the provinces must examine "monstrous" allegations of modern-day forced sterilizations of Indigenous women, NDP reconciliation critic Romeo Saganash said Monday.

'There has to be accountability': victims of sterilization demand action

Morningstar Mercredi says she woke up from surgery at 14 and immediately broke down when she discovered the baby she had felt inside her was gone.

Indigenous women coerced into sterilizations across Canada: senator

New research shows the forced sterilization of Indigenous women is not just a shameful part of Canadian history. Reports from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and the territories suggest it is still happening.