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Changes to solitary-confinement bill could address key MMIWG inquiry findings – larongeNOW

by ahnationtalk on June 7, 201984 Views

Jun 07, 2019

OTTAWA — The Canadian Human Rights Commission is backing changes to a bill on solitary confinement, agreeing with other advocates that the amendments to the government’s proposed law would follow recommendations from the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Véronique Robitaille, a spokeswoman for the rights commission, said Wednesday a package of amendments to the Liberals’ Bill C-83 would immediately address some of the findings of the inquiry’s final report, which was released this week.

“The proposed amendments to Bill C-83 would put emphasis on alternatives to incarceration for Indigenous offenders, which we believe could contribute to more effective rehabilitation — and improve the issue of over-representation (of Indigenous women in prison),” Robitaille said.

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