Mr. Speaker, in a recent report, Amnesty International calls Ottawa's handling of this issue a "shameful" lack of concern for missing and murdered aboriginal women.
Action is urgently needed, especially since the whereabouts of some 500 of these women remain unknown.
The Prime Minister should raise this important issue at his upcoming meeting with aboriginal leaders.
Also, the Minister of Canadian Heritage should give aboriginal women the $10 million requested for their campaign to raise awareness of the tragedy they are experiencing.
The Bloc Québécois denounces violence against aboriginal women and blames the silence of the federal government.