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Talks about New Brunswick public inquiry into systemic racism remain stalled – Globalnews.ca

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 202045 Views

August 5, 2020

Almost a month since the last meeting between New Brunswick premier Blaine Higgs and Indigenous leaders, talks about a public inquiry into the province’s justice and policing systems have not resumed.

Higgs has stood by his belief that any public inquiry should be led by the federal government, even as Chiefs across the province continue to ask for a New Brunswick-focused inquiry.

“I’ve said from the very beginning: this is bigger than New Brunswick. This is a national issue. Systemic racism is not confined to New Brunswick and this needs a federal lead,” Higgs said Wednesday.

In lieu of an inquiry, Higgs has continually pitched a sort of task force that would look at action items that could be implemented quickly to improve outcomes for Indigenous people in the system.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/7252711/talks-new-brunswick-public-inquiry-systemic-racism/

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