Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry to explore ‘climate of tension and mistrust’ – CBC

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Mar 16, 2017

2-year investigation will look at how Indigenous people are treated by police, social services

The retired judge presiding over a probe into the treatment of Indigenous people in Quebec says he wants find out what led to a “climate of tension and mistrust” in Val-d’Or and across the province.

Former Superior Court justice Jacques Viens told a news conference Thursday the goal of the two-year inquiry, officially launched Thursday, is to listen, encourage reconciliation and move forward together.

He welcomed testimony from anyone who wants to raise concerns about “any form of violence, discriminatory practices or different treatment in the provision of services to the Indigenous people of Quebec.”

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