582 murdered or missing aboriginal women and girls in Canada: report

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      A count of the number of aboriginal women and girls who have vanished or been killed in Canada has increased to 582.

      Released today (April 21), the report from the Native Women’s Association of Canada shows the list has grown by 62 since similar figures were compiled in 2009.

      While B.C. is the location for more than a quarter of the cases in the latest report, the researchers note that this figure may be due to the availability of information in province.

      In particular, the report highlights the scrutiny that surrounds incidents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood and along the so-called Highway of Tears that stretches between Prince George and Prince Rupert.

      In most of the cases documented in the report, the women and girls were under the age of 31 and many had children or grandchildren.

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      ugly truth

      Apr 22, 2010 at 10:39pm

      Most Canadians don't give a damn. The war never really ended.

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      Anonymous

      May 8, 2010 at 1:06am

      wait till i get to BC

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