February 17, 2016

Did Indigenous Affairs Minister Bennett accuse police across Canada of covering up murders?

Brian LilleyArchive

Carolyn Bennett, a Minister of the Crown in Justin Trudeau’s government, is accusing police across Canada of covering up murder. 

As Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Bennett is anxious to deliver on the Liberals’ promise to hold an inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women but nothing can excuse the inflammatory rhetoric she has used when speaking to media.

Before an inquiry has been held and information presented, she is already accusing police across Canada of covering up murders as a way to explain the difference in the numbers of victims involved.

Does she really believe that police would deliberately characterize obvious suicides as murders? If so, why?

The media should push her on this rather than allowing her to make such outrageous accusations.

Bennett is yet another activist at heart in this government that has proven herself to lack the impartiality required to sit in a position of power.

She should be forced to resign.

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commented 2016-02-23 13:41:32 -0500
This enquiry has become a primary area of concern for all Canadians. Canadians with any background knowledge of the issue, of which I am one, realize that the violence is a societal issue relating to the historic and current state of Aboriginal communities. Any enquiry has to commence with an intensive examination of each and every of those communities. Then, and only then, will we have the information necessary to arrive at solutions. We do not require another IRS report. That you will recall was so blatantly inaccurate, incomplete and slanted that it served no other purpose, but to provide propaganda for Aboriginal activists. Propaganda that dangerously fit the agenda of the CBC and clearly influenced numerous of their willing to accept anything audience.
commented 2016-02-20 19:54:32 -0500
But what is money to our new PM? This has already been investigated and we know the results. So, more money down the drain to learn what we already know. Aboriginals are killing each other. But our shiny new PM has agreed to all of the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Report. Money, money, money. It’s just money.
commented 2016-02-19 02:51:48 -0500
William McDonnell, well said and what shameless politicians.
commented 2016-02-19 01:18:18 -0500
Brian Mcleod, for your consideration please see chart 13, near the bottom of this stats can page, for a quick reference. There is a whole lot of information on that page, and if anyone wants to know what the problems are its fairly easy to draw conclusions from these stats.
commented 2016-02-19 00:44:05 -0500
Brian Mcleod please provide proof that it was white men and police coverups since you seem to know exactly what is happening?
commented 2016-02-19 00:39:05 -0500
Brain Mcleod there is lots of proof, the RCMP stats say it all.
commented 2016-02-18 23:47:40 -0500
Yesterday I read a story on my CTV app about this inquiry & the story’s author had the audacity to state that most of these murders were NOT committed by one of their own. I had to reread the story to make sure I was reading it correctly.
It is well documented that the majority of these murders were committed by one of their own & 70% of them solved. This is just a waste of more money so Trudeau can feel important.
Off topic….I’m watching CPAC right now & Jim Carr minister of natural resources says Canada is going to be leaning greatly towards renewable energy & oil will be secondary if I got his drift, so I take this as another hint that no pipelines will be approved by them & furthermore he said they would make sure aboriginals will be consulted throughout unlike the conservatives who did not. I know for a fact that this is a blatant lie & that aboriginals are consulted & have been consulted on a regular basis & some of them are dead set against the pipelines no matter what while others are supporting them.
BTW I have never seen such a bunch of homely bubbleheads as this liberal cabinet, almost looks like this was a pre requisite to run as a candidate so Trudeau’s beauty would not be wasted.
commented 2016-02-18 21:36:00 -0500
She’s out and out lying. I doubt the RCMP would consider hands tied behind your back a suicide.
Another lying Liberal
commented 2016-02-18 20:29:34 -0500
William McDonnell – very well put, and so true!
commented 2016-02-18 19:28:47 -0500
The UN is behind this push to inquire about missing/murdered indigenous women/girls. This push is inflamed by accusing Harper of apartheid and National Chief Bellegarde uses the words cultural genocide for the segregation policy back in 1950’s. It is similar to what Obama is doing with the black people, always fanning the flames of racism while at the same time undermining the police. The Truth and Reconciliation Report is another instrument to further this UN agenda. It is getting good results as it separates the guilty white man from the victims and now it is time to pay and keep paying forever just like Merkel is paying for Nazi genocide by allowing millions of musloids into Germany. How’s that working for your Merkel you idiot!
The RCMP have produced all of the data on these missing/murdered women and they have the investigative reports to back up their data. This inquiry will prove nothing and not reveal any information that is not already known. Bennett is the perfect idiot crazed tool to undermine the RCMP.
Trudeau gets to keep the aboriginal vote by using tax payer money and the UN is happy that Canada is chugging along toward destruction and will be easy pickings when the time is right.
If Trump gets elected as POTUS I would like to see him kick every one those UN commies out of the USA.
commented 2016-02-18 17:39:19 -0500
Hear, hear, Randall.

Carolyn Bennett is perpetuating the myth. The liberal’s are all about keeping the Indian industry alive. Its to the detriment of the Aboriginal, because the real problems are never addressed. Its good subterfuge for many, I would hazard a guess, for most chief’s.
commented 2016-02-18 15:39:56 -0500
The Trudeau government is set to spend 40 million on lawyers and academics to come to the same conclusion. Aboriginals are killing their own, our broken liberal justice system doesn’t work and aboriginal justice requires white man to pay up. Chances are we’ll spend more like 120 million as anything this or any Liberal government does costs 300 times more than they’ll tell you. At the end of the day this money could have been spent on aboriginal schools v/s lawyers and academics who will do nothing other than write a report stating the obvious. They’ll need millions for support programs, aboriginal police enforcement etc. etc. all the things we pay for through taxation. The real purpose of aboriginals wanting this inquiry is to label all white men racist. But we all know the root of this racism is at the feet of aboriginal politicians too busy playing big shot v/s the real work. I hold Chief Lewie as an example of a true aboriginal making change without calling other names or blaming others. He’s doing the hard work most other chiefs avoid.
commented 2016-02-18 15:34:00 -0500
For someone whose job it is to lead this inquiry, Ms. Bennett certainly has some preconceived notions and beliefs about what has happened. Since she seems to “know” all the answers, what is the purpose of continuing with the inquiry. I always thought an inquiry was set up to have questions asked, and to find the answers! Perhaps someone should see that she is informed on this!
commented 2016-02-18 15:29:54 -0500
Trigger warning you’re hilarious!!!! I guess not once ever has white violence towards Indigenous people ever happened. It just can’t be true and it’s just some wagon burners pushing the white on native violence without justification…. reasoning or cause…. If you really believe this you’re not very bright and i pray you never get chance at reproducing.
commented 2016-02-18 15:24:51 -0500
Jerry so you know for a FACT that it is the indigenous people killing each other instead of white people? I highly doubt that lol. Obviously in some of the cases ok it could have happened as you say it but i would bet the farm that it was at minimum 75% other races / 25% Indigenous. Until you can show me some sort of Facts or statistics showing that it is in fact their own people killing them, then all it is is hot air your blowing.
commented 2016-02-18 15:19:29 -0500
Sadly i believe that their is truth to what she is saying… I mean for anyone here in the comment section crying about how could she go out and blame police for covering up murders of Indigenous people? Well probably because it is certain to have happened in some cases. It’s not like they haven’t been mistreated through out history and still even today so to think that it is not at all possible that what she say’s is true is just stupid and irresponsible thinking. It’s not like cops have never been found to cover up murders…. plant evidence, falsify testimony…bribe,threaten… Like really come on people wake up and take your heads out of the sand for a few minutes. As for her taking it personally i think that she should….all Canadians should she is clearly passionate about her job and finding out some of whom that are responsible.Also believe me if this was as many white women that have gone missing, murdered or raped it would be handled much more swiftly, efficiently with ALL the media coverage one could ever hope for….. But it’s not it’s just some drunken Indigenous people so what’s it matter. It’s 2016 and the world looks no different then when they handed them out blankets with smallpox, raped, pillaged and stole there land. If it was your sons and daughter gone murdered and raped with nobody held accountable for massive amounts of missing women and deaths, you’d all be singing a different tune but because it doesn’t directly involve you it’s not a big deal and she is fighting some pointless crusade and throwing around false accusations…. Which honestly probably have more truth then not.
commented 2016-02-18 14:36:03 -0500
Everything is so funny now , where are the adults ,—it’s even affecting me,infecting as well
commented 2016-02-18 13:37:34 -0500
Clearly this is another example of female-insanity.

Bennett’s job is to pacify Aboriginals and give truth to every single lie she has been handed. She is their insane flunkie. Make no mistake about it: she’s a loon.
commented 2016-02-18 10:56:53 -0500
The Federal Liberals will do as Ontario Liberals and buy as many votes as they can before the next election. Bennett’s job is to buy the Indian vote.
commented 2016-02-18 01:23:00 -0500
Actually you can blame the bleeding heart left for a lot of the murders, lots of them were committed by offenders who should have been in jail , but were let out for some politically correct fantasy reason. The left needs to look in the mirror , they enabled a lot of these murderers.
commented 2016-02-17 23:38:03 -0500
Carolyn Bennett has some peculiar body movements while she is talking. Moving hands, a lot of head and neck area motion , looking around like she wants to pick a spot and fly away. Her thoughts and speech are not fluid at all. I know it is not easy to be in front of cameras and speaking on the record but I noticed this yesterday and now Brian is saying she is loopy. She looks like she could be going a little bipolar crazy and have some kind of mental collapse. She seems to be taking the missing and murdered aboriginal women issue too personally and not being an objective minister. She could be another candidate for the loony bin or maybe just on some really good meds.
commented 2016-02-17 23:32:46 -0500
waste of time inquiry…it is just a way for this idiot bennett to say we need to give the natives more money…and she will spend millions to come up with this…we all know what is happening to these women but the liberals don’t want to blame it on the natives they have to figure out a way to blame it on white canadians and then say we need to give more money
commented 2016-02-17 22:11:11 -0500
Why NOT!! Look at what Calgary Police LIED & COVERED-UP with a TWICE named Foster Parent of the Year & the PRESIDENT of the CALGARY and DISTRICT FOSTER PARENTS ASSOCIATION. THIS piece of human garbage even brought along two aboriginal boys he had in care with him during his crime spree. Not only that but him & the “little woman” claimed on their bankruptcy docs that their income was MINUS -$13,370.00. So how was it they were able to supply up to 6 foster children with anything?? The foster children were in fact being exploited for up to $6000.00/MONTH!!!!

commented 2016-02-17 20:21:09 -0500
In the not to distant future, every Police Officer in Canada will be a Muslim and they will walk around carrying AKs. At this time, the Murder rate will increase significantly, Canada wide.

The police will not bother to investigate these Murders, unless, of course, they enjoy investigating themselves.
commented 2016-02-17 19:49:00 -0500
is there some kind of loopy sisterhood with these liberal members? listening to this gal go on and then that gal who claimed to be a nobel prize winner, snap’in this is some kind of bizzaro world….
commented 2016-02-17 19:48:03 -0500

My take on it is that the group of people demanding this inquiry refuse to accept that it is their own people who are responsible for most of the deaths, but by wasting a bunch of time, money and effort, it will somehow enable them to lay the blame someone else indirectly. It’s why Harper saw no need nor anything to be gained from having one. The truth is what it is, and no inquiry is going to change that IMO.
commented 2016-02-17 19:47:55 -0500
“Bennett is yet another activist at heart in this government that has proven herself to be too impartial to sit in a position of power.”

I would suggest rewording this statement. You mean she is not impartial, not too impartial.

She is indeed a social justice activist which clouds her thinking.
commented 2016-02-17 19:43:38 -0500
The CBC covered a story last year about a woman who claimed to have seen her father murder two Native boys with a pitchfork, then bury them on her farm. The reports even claimed that “ground-penetrating radar” had found two “body-shaped anomalies.”

When police eventually dug the area up, no bodies were found.

The story was obvious nonsense, from the very beginning, but CBC “journalists” and professional Indians bought into it, because it fit the narrative of white on Native crime.

commented 2016-02-17 19:29:53 -0500
yup … Caesar took it in the back like that but he died with … err … his sandals on.
commented 2016-02-17 18:56:39 -0500
I still cannot see the need for a national enquiry at all. Don’t we have enough faith in the law and justice systems to trust in them? Or is this some kind of racial profiling witch hunt? Someone explain this to me.