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Mother of missing Indigenous woman hits feds, RCMP with $600M class action

The Canadian Press
A Regina mother whose daughter went missing in 2007 is launching a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit against the federal government and the RCMP, alleging a “negligent” and “lackadaisical” approach to investigating missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Danita Faith has been missing for more than 10 years, and her mother Diane BigEagle is the caretaker of her two children.

Saskatchewan lawyer Anthony Merchant filed the suit on BigEagle’s behalf today and is seeking $500 million in damages and $100 million in punitive damages.

Court documents say BigEagle met with the RCMP more than 50 times about her daughter’s disappearance, and allege they did not pay attention nor take notes during the meetings.

The suit alleges systemic negligence on the part of the RCMP in investigating cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women.

The lawsuit says family members have been forced to endure mental anguish because of the RCMP’s failure to properly investigate and prosecute the disappearances.

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2 Responses to “Mother of missing Indigenous woman hits feds, RCMP with $600M class action”

    Annis Aleck July 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

    Do the RCMP treat missing White people with the same indifference? Canadians like to believe that they’re not racist against Aboriginals as long as nothing’s in words or in writing! I was born in 1955 and wouldn’t wish my life experience on anyone, not only because of Gov’t oppression but also Social Injustice of how White people have treated me! When I was a common labourer my co-workers accepted me for the nice guy that I am! Once I was above that I was closed off like a condemned criminal! A Black my age said, You mean that you’re out of your place!”

    Elizabeth July 13, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    Maybe they will notice us now

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