François Legault Wrote A Post To Commemorate Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls
"No human being should be treated like this," he wrote.
The premier acknowledged that racism is prevalent in Quebec — even in 2020.
"The reality is that there is still back home," Legault said in his caption, translated from French. "We can't accept that."
This year's commemorative day occurs just a day after thefor , an Indigenous woman, who died in a Joliette hospital after being called derogatory names and told she would be "better off dead."
"The recording of her last moments gives chills. No human being should be treated like this," Legault wrote.
The premier says he has been in touch with Joyce's partner and says he has expressed condolences "on behalf of the people of Quebec."
He ends his post calling on citizens to . "We owe that to Joyce. We owe this to all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls."
The government has begun an investigation into the incident.involved have already been fired.
A vigil will be held online tonight for the murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirited people.
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