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Native women’s group wants public inquiry on police assault claims in Quebec – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 17, 2016 17:09 VAL D’OR, Que. _ A native women’s group is calling on the Quebec government to launch a public inquiry into allegations of assault by police. The women responded today to reports that Crown officials will not lay charges against Quebec provincial police in the alleged sexual abuse of indigenous women. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 2016106 Views

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Declaration of the Aboriginal Women of Val-d’Or

MONTREAL, Nov. 17, 2016 – It is with bitter disappointment and deep concern that we learned that the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Quebec (DCPP) will lay no criminal charges against the six police officers of Val-d’Or implicated by our denunciations last year. Eighteen months ago, at the Val-d’Or Native Friendship Centre, we […]

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 2016105 Views

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Law expert suggests ‘systemic racism’ against aboriginal women – Montreal Gazette

QUEBEC — Retired Sûreté du Québec officer Alain Juneau may end up being the only accused in a case of alleged widespread abuse of aboriginal women in Quebec. The Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales, Quebec’s crown prosecutors’ office, has confirmed Juneau, 56, faces charges of sexual assault and assault with a weapon. But Juneau, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 2016123 Views

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Failure of Authorities to Press Charges Against Officers Accused of Sexual Abuse in Val-d’Or Exemplifies Systemic Violence Inflicted Upon Indigenous Women

November 16, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) – After  voicing their support of the brave Indigenous women of the Val d’Or region who came forward with their disturbing stories of abuse by Quebec police, it is with great sadness that the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) acknowledges that six of the officers under investigation will not be charged. […]

by pmnationtalk on November 17, 201683 Views

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Independent observer in Val-d’Or abuse scandal says police investigation ‘fair, impartial’ – CBC

Fannie Lafontaine appointed by Quebec to oversee probe into allegations of abuse by police officers Nov 16, 2016 The independent observer tasked with overseeing an investigation into the alleged abuse of Indigenous women in Val-d’Or, Que., by provincial police officers concluded the process was “fair and impartial” in a report made public Wednesday. Fannie Lafontaine, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201695 Views

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AFN Calls for Explanation for Apparent Lack of Charges Following Val-d’Or Investigation

AFN Calls for Explanation for Apparent Lack of Charges Following Val-d’Or Investigation November 16, 2016 (Ottawa, ON and Wendake, QC)― The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today called for an immediate explanation from the Crown prosecutor’s office in response to media reports that charges will be not be laid against six Québec provincial police officers […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 2016194 Views

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PQ wants independent probe into Val D’Or SQ sex abuse allegations – Montreal Gazette

November 17, 2016 The investigation was exhaustive. Detectives from the Montreal police interviewed some 31 alleged victims, over 100 witnesses and spent nearly 11,000 man-hours probing claims that Sûreté du Québec officers engaged in widespread abuse of aboriginal women in Val-d’Or. But in the end, their inquiry didn’t result in a single criminal charge against […]

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 201681 Views

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No charges in Val-d’Or abuse scandal will breed further mistrust, Indigenous leaders say – CBC

Nov 16, 2016 ‘Our women should not be silenced, intimidated or discouraged,’ AFN regional chief says Reports that Crown prosecutors won’t charge six Quebec provincial police officers in Val-d’Or, Que., will breed mistrust of the justice system and dissuade other women from coming forward with allegations of abuse, Indigenous leaders warn. “I think it’s just […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201691 Views

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AFNQL Supports the First Nation Women Who Dared to Break the Silence and Report Abuse by Police Officers

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 16, 2016 – Regardless of the conclusions of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Quebec following the SPVM investigation, in connection with First Nations women’s denouncements in the Val-d’Or area, the AFNQL will continue to accompany the efforts of our First Nations women who dared to denounce the situation of […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 201669 Views

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No charges against Quebec police accused of abusing native women: reports – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 15, 2016  MONTREAL _ Crown officials will not lay charges against Quebec provincial police in the alleged sexual abuse of indigenous women, various media reported Tuesday. The reports quoted unnamed sources as saying prosecutors don’t believe there is enough evidence for charges against officers accused of abuse in Val-d’Or, 530 kilometres northwest […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 201685 Views

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