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Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry opens Montreal hearings amid national protests at Colten Boushie verdict – CBC

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 201881 Views

Viens Commission will begin hearing more personal stories this year, commissioners say

Feb 11, 2018

A public inquiry into the mistreatment of Indigenous people in Quebec opens hearings in Montreal on Monday, days after a not-guilty verdict in the shooting death of an Indigenous man in Saskatchewan prompted national outcry.

The Viens commission has been conducting hearings for the past year in Val-d’Or, Que., about 530 kilometres northwest of Montreal. Its mandate is to examine ways of improving Indigenous access to public services.

A new phase in the commission’s work will begin Monday in Montreal. Commissioners are promising, going forward, they will allot more time for individuals to share their personal stories.

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