August 9, 2016
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MMIW: What Justice Means for a Family Member
We talk to Maggie Cywink about the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Her sister Sonya Cywink was murdered over 20 years ago and the case remains unsolved.
Supriya Dwivedi
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Vicky Mochama
Host & Writer
Kevin Sexton
Producer

We talk to Maggie Cywink about the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women. Her sister Sonya Cywink was murdered over 20 years ago and the case remains unsolved.

Maggie talks about what justice means for her and says the announcement felt like a photo op for the Liberals.

She spoke to us back in December when the inquiry was first announced.

CORRECTION: Maggie says the commissioners are all lawyers and a judge. In fact, one of the commissioners, Michele Audette, is not a lawyer. She has a background in politics and as former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Plus, a TweetBeat in which a Liberal MP tells a vegan to eat a steak.

Here’s the whole exchange between Liberal MP Wayne Easter and animal/environmental advocate Richelle Benoit.

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