Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Miramichi for all the good work she does on behalf of women.
As she said, in the fall of last year our government announced it would invest $10 million over two years to improve community safety, and ensure that the justice system and law enforcement agencies can better respond to cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women.
On Friday the Native Women's Association of Canada received an additional $1.9 million in funding from our government for its new project. This is what the president of the Native Women's Association of Canada had to say:
This commitment shows that the Government of Canada and NWAC have a shared dedication to ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls.