Jarod Campbell and Sid Kondapuram: “What would a public inquiry conclude about Minister Furey’s former employer, the RCMP? Why did he ignore the reality of racist street checks until Dr. Wortley released his report? Why hasn’t he issued an apology to Glen Assoun for his wrongful conviction? Why is he so determined to protect the police? “
On Monday, July 27th at noon, we are calling for a Canada-wide 22 minute-strike. We are asking people to join the strike in person or online. During the strike, people are asked to stop what they are doing and demand that our leaders call for a fully public, comprehensive inquiry of one of the largest mass murder in Canadian history.
Open letter: Ten Liberal Members of Parliament were elected in this province of Nova Scotia, all signed this statement alleging there is a “feminists analysis” in the review process for the NS mass shooting. There is no evidence to back your statement.
Statement by Nova Scotia Feminists Fighting Femicide: “As feminists we are infuriated with this “father knows best” patronizing process of proceeding with a review versus an inquiry.”
Statement by the Nova Scotia Senators on the independent review of the mass shooting. “Today’s announcement by Ministers Blair and Furey follows a three month wait for action. The Senators are pleased to learn of the federal provincial initiative, but they had hoped for a different outcome. As had the families and friends of the victims.”
On June 7th and on June 29th letters were sent by a number of Nova Scotian Senators to Ministers Blair and Furey regarding the pressing need to establish a joint federal/ provincial, equally led, public inquiry into the recent Nova Scotia mass shootings and related events.
The Senators are expanding their call to action to include Ministers Lametti, Monsef and Regan to further highlight the importance of ensuring that a feminist lens is employed as part of this investigation so as to ensure that a fulsome picture of the events that led to this atrocity are understood and ultimately addressed.
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald on why the inquiry into the mass shooting requires a feminist analysis that considers femicidal violence as distinct from homicidal violence.
How to describe the mass shooter’s behaviour? This question takes us back to 1993, the year we came face-to-face with the knowledge that there are those who live, work, and play among us, even in Nova Scotia, whose behaviours must be described as actions of human evil, write Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald.
Petition: The mass murders in Nova Scotia were not “senseless.” They were predictable. We need an independent public inquiry with a feminist analysis of the persistent pattern of Nova Scotian women beaten, burned, sexually assaulted, stalked, strangled, shot, stabbed, tortured, trafficked, murdered (femicide), disappeared, and dismembered.
Jeanne Sarson and Linda MacDonald: What is the life and value of a woman or girl worth? Almost nothing if the hard and painful realities of systemic sexism, misogyny, men’s assaults, torture, and femicides are not laid bare on Nova Scotian soil in a federal-provincial inquiry or review. TW graphic descriptions of rape, violence and torture.