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Edmonton to make local safety plan based on national MMIWG inquiry – CBC

Apr 06, 2022

City council asks for timeline and budget on action plan by the fall

The City of Edmonton is working on a tailor-made plan to improve safety and well-being for Indigenous people, based on the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).

On Wednesday, city council looked at a report with a general framework, which came from the city’s Indigenous Relations Office. It included both short- and long-term projects.

Council then asked administration for a specific action plan, timelines and a budget by this fall. Coun. Aaron Paquette was the one who put it forward.

Paquette, who is Métis, said the initiatives mean a lot for the city and his own family.

“This issue has impacted and affected my family in very personal ways,” Paquette said at the council meeting.

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