Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coerced-Sterilization-Indigenous

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Coerced-Sterilization-Indigenous

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OTTAWA - ---

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending his government's response to a U-N committee that has ordered Canada to halt the forced sterilization of Indigenous women and girls.

Earlier this month, the United Nations Committee Against Torture demanded Canada stop what it called an "extensive" practice.

Trudeau calls such sterilizations "heinous," and says a working group of senior officials will oversee measures to improve cultural safety in Canada's health systems.

But in an interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau warns any unilateral imposition of a solution -- no matter how well-meaning -- will fail.

The U-N committee wants all allegations impartially investigated and those responsible held to account. …

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