Massive report to call on police to better respond to human trafficking cases

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OTTAWA — A much-anticipated final report from the national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls calls on police services to do a better job dealing with human trafficking cases.

The report is to be released in Gatineau, Que. today in what’s expected to be a highly emotional ceremony.

The findings of the federally funded inquiry focus on legal issues including policing.

Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the final document is not the end of the journey.

Rather, she says, the federal government will now have to focus on eliminating racism and sexism in policing and other institutions, as well as accelerating progress on child-welfare reforms.

In the report, chief commissioner Marion Buller says survivors provided “important truths” during months of testimony, and Indigenous women and girls have been targeted for violence in what was nothing short of a genocide.