Justin Trudeau Admits “Genocide” to Women from Indigenous Canada
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has “accepted” the controversial findings of a report describing the deaths of more than 1,000 Canadian indigenous women as “genocide.”
In a speech on Tuesday, Trudeau agreed on a report prepared by a commission of inquiry into women who had disappeared and been assassinated since 1980, but initially avoided mentioning the word “genocide”, although it has been repeated more than 120 times by the authors of this document Contains 1200 pages.
“We applaud the work of the commission of inquiry and accept its findings, especially in describing what happened with the genocide,” Trudeau later commented on the report.
The authors of the report stressed that the murders and disappearances of more than 1,200 indigenous Canadian people between 1980 and 2012 were committed by indigenous and non-indigenous people, involving their husbands and family members, and even professional killers.
The Committee members also stressed that many of these crimes were linked to poverty, racism and sexual discrimination against women in indigenous communities, as well as “attempts by the Canadian State to forcibly integrate these populations”.
The use of the word “genocide” in the report has provoked much controversy in Canada, where many of its critics have condemned the use of “provocative language far from international legal definitions of genocide”.