Mr. Chair, families of murdered and missing indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people are tired of all the talk and platitudes, especially in light of the pandemic when we are seeing a drastic increase in domestic violence. In fact, the Native Women's Association of Canada reported that one in five indigenous women has experienced some sort of violence during COVID.
Although $10 million was invested in shelters on reserve and in Yukon, this has been highlighted as grossly inadequate. Lives are on the line.
Mr. Chair, my question is for the Prime Minister. Although he acknowledged that this work is more important than it has ever been, why does his government continue to knowingly underfund measures to keep indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people safe?