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Morning Update: Trudeau promises to address high rates of Indigenous incarceration – The Globe and Mail

Good morning,

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the overrepresentation of Indigenous women in federal prisons is “appalling,” and that the government’s push to eliminate some mandatory minimum sentences will help address the problem.

“There’s much more to do,” Trudeau said yesterday when asked about the issue in St. John’s. “Recent reports have just been appalling, in seeing the overrepresentation, particularly of Indigenous women, in our criminal system.”

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