Saturday, September 14, 2013

Harper, Stop Talking and Start Doing Something About Human Trafficking | Niki Ashton

Source: Huff Post

Like many, I was horrified when the CBC reported that Christy Stark, a University of Minnesota researcher, found that First Nations women are being trafficked for sexual exploitation.
Stark told CBC that First Nations women are being taken from urban and rural areas of Manitoba and Ontario and are sold into slavery, sent by ship from Thunder Bay to Duluth, Minnesota. As the MP for Churchill and the Status of Women Critic for the Official Opposition, I must call upon the federal government to react effectively to these allegations of terrible violence -- violence that by all accounts is not a new phenomenon.
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