QNW joins chorus of voices condemning Dufour’s comments

By Marc Lalonde  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The president of Kahnawake-based Quebec Native Women joined the chorus of voices blasting Coalition Avenir Quebecois MNA Pierre Dufour’s hateful and prejudiced comments about Native women in Val D’Or. “The hurtful and offensive comments made by MNA Pierre Dufour are completely unacceptable and unacceptable to all Indigenous women and girls in Quebec. This `emotional’ reaction, as he describes it, is rather an exacerbated expression of the systemic racism and discrimination that is alive and well at all levels of society,” said QNW president Marjolaine Etienne on Monday afternoon. Dufour suggested earlier this month that a 2015 investigation conducted by the Radio-Canada show Enquete, that looked into the sexual assaults of Indigenous women by police officers was full of lies, and attacked police officers that…

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