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CAW Calls for Support for National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women
December 8, 2012
December 8, 2012
| RUTH PRYCE|
CAW Local 1106 Vice President, NEB Member
"I stand in support of this recommendation, and I know that if it's one thing that I can count on is my brothers and sisters in this room, the CAW, that we're going to take up this fight. And when you think about how many families, there's about 582, which, that's just counting, there's a lot more than that, do not know where their sons or their daughters are, and you stop and think about your own kids. If a loved one passed away we know exactly where they are, but when you do not know where you mother is, where your sister is, and it seems to you as if no one cares what happened. You report it to the authorities and they show no interest. How fair is that? We all are human beings and we should be treated equally. Brothers and sisters let's take this up and let's do what we do good at CAW!"
| CHERYL ROBINSON|
CAW Local 2002 Atlantic Vice President, CAW Council Women's Committee Chair
"If you take a look at the December 6th sheet, you'll see the website that you can go to, to sign the petition. It's an easy thing to do, signing a petition; it's not difficult at all. If everybody in this room does it, and one more person or ten more people, however many you can, we've got to get the Harper government on side right now. If the activists could also talk to your MPP, your MLAs, your MPs, even your City Councillors, we've got to get down to the brass tacks on this and say enough is enough, and engage Canadians toward an end to what Sister Sheila spoke about, and that's our aboriginal sisters being treated as second class citizens. If you could please encourage all of your membership to get online, sign the petition. If you need to print it off, it can be done easily, and support what's happening in the aboriginal community. I know the aboriginal community is really taking this fight on, and I think we can absolutely; we must absolutely step up and help out our aboriginal and First Nations people. Thank you."
| DAVID LADOUCEUR|
CAW/MFW Local 1
"I'm going to share a little something; this is how close it is. This past summer my son and his girlfriend were at her house and there was a domestic, and it ended up being a murder-suicide where the father shot the mother and then took his own life. We got the call so we went down, and looking up, that girl's eyes and seeing the hurt, the hurt that I couldn't take, that I couldn't take from her, and all I wanted to do was make it right. How do you make it right? It's hard. I see the strength of this family, the CAW family and know that we have the numbers to speak out against it, this travesty of government inaction towards its indigenous peoples that they want to take from us, and take, when we have nothing left to give. And I know. I know my heart that the CAW is going to help with this fight because we care."
CAW Making A Difference.