MMIWG action plan delayed, Record GDP drop, Police officer charged with murder

Reporter: Shanellie Marie

Stories: Luca Caruso Moro




MMIWG action plan delayed

June 3 marks the anniversary of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Inquiry’s final report.

It laid out 231 recommendations for Canada to take action on violence against Indigenous peoples. 

Now, a year later, Ottawa was expected to release an action plan based on those recommendations. 

Because of COVID-19, that plan has been delayed indefinitely. 


Record GDP drop 

In other news,

Canada’s economy fell 8 per cent in the first three months of 2020, the sharpest drop since the 2009 financial crisis. 

The hardest hit sector was arts and entertainment, 

which saw a 40 per cent drop as COVID-19 forced theatres, cinemas and galleries to close. 


Police officer charged with murder 

Former Minniapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been charged with third degree murder and manslaughter of George Floyd. 

In murder in the third degree is classified as an action that resulted in death, but without the intention to kill. 

It has the maximum sentence of 25 years. 

Chauvin is the only officer to have been charged out of the four who responded to a 911 call made by staff of a local grocery store. 

Floyd had allegedly used a fake $20 bill.