I'm pleased you talked about the need to move with effective resources, particularly for those who have difficulty accessing the system. The situation in indigenous communities, the lack of resources, where we spent months and months with police in our region trying to get rape kits that were not available.... How do you get evidence if you don't have rape kits? None of those cases could go to court. These are the basic resources that the communities I represent don't have.
The government is only paying for one shelter a year for indigenous women suffering violence, and nothing up in Nunavut. Given the extent and the isolation in communities, if we don't have the resources for women to get out of violent situations, how do we expect that we're going to end the cycle of violence?