Trudeau’s flagship inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls is turning into a bureaucratic dumpster fire.
A CBC article - credit where it's due- reveals that the inquiry has become a make work project for government bureaucrats and liberal connected cronies who like to eat expensive lunches and travel the country. The inquiry itself has had very little interaction with the families of the missing or the murdered and those wishing to contact the inquiry are finding it nearly impossible to do so, being led down an internet tunnel of dead end phone numbers and email addresses with no people on the other side.
According to the same CBC article as of March 23, the commission had spent about ten percent of its $53-million budget. $3.6 million of the $5 million in expenses was spent on administration and travel - but not human beings that answer phones and emails.
Who could have possibly have seen this all coming? Wally Oppal. He is a former BC AG and he was the head of an inquiry into murdered and missing aboriginal women in BC in 2012. When asked about a new federal inquiry Oppal said, “Before we start embarking on a national inquiry, we have to ask ourselves, ‘what will we learn’ from an inquiry – and I don’t think that there’s anything more that we can learn”.
It’s true. We already know a lot about missing and murdered aboriginal women from the Oppal inquiry in BC and comprehensive RCMP reports and statistics. They are, like most female murder victims, meeting their end at the hands of people they know, most often intimate partners.
Those same RCMP statistics show that aboriginal men are more often the targets of violence. In Manitoba, Aboriginal men are 9 times more likely to be murdered than the rest of the population, yet they were excluded from the inquiry altogether. It is only about women and girls.
This whole mess was Trudeau’s feminism colliding with his pandering to aboriginal voters while at the same time not actually caring about aboriginal voters. It has resulted in an expensive mess for all Canadians, rife with wasted time, wasted money and ignored and disappointed families.
90 reserves in Canada have no potable water or are under a boil water advisory. They can’t just turn on their taps and water comes out. It’s a disgrace. But Trudeau is allowing bureaucrats to wine and dine themselves across the country on the pretense of helping the families of the missing women from those same communities.