mmiw-joshuatree-by2.0thumb-1.jpg
mmiw-joshuatree-by2.0thumb-1.jpg

5 stats we now know about Canada’s murdered and missing aboriginal women

The week began with a United Nations envoy calling out Canada for having a First Nations human-rights problem of “crisis proportions.” It ended with the release of an RCMP report acknowledging a staggering number of aboriginal women are victims of violence in a country marred by inequality. The numbers in the report, released Friday, renewed calls for a public […]

May 17, 2014

The week began with a United Nations envoy calling out Canada for having a First Nations human-rights problem of “crisis proportions.”

It ended with the release of an RCMP report acknowledging a staggering number of aboriginal women are victims of violence in a country marred by inequality. The numbers in the report, released Friday, renewed calls for a public inquiry into Canada’s murdered and missing indigenous women.

Here are 5 key stats about the last three decades that sum up the injustice:

  • 1,017 aboriginal women have been murdered; another 164 are still considered missing. This “exceeds previous public estimates.”
  • The rate of homicide per 100,000 is 4.45 for aboriginal women compared to0.90 for non-aboriginal women.
  • Aboriginal women account for 4.3% of the overall Canadian female population;
  • But account for 11.3% of the cases of missing women;
  • And represent 16% of female homicides.

This is what that looks like, courtesy of the RCMP report with stats thatsurprised the country’s top Mountie:

Photo: joshuatreeUsed under a Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0 licence.

 

SORRY, WE'RE NOT SHUTTING UP

Dear readers: Rebel Media is sending their lawyer after us. But we're not shutting up. Contribute to our journalism defence fund today so we can defend ourselves in court.

hudak-magicthumb-1.png
hudak-magicthumb-1.png

The indispensable list of people slamming Tim Hudak’s “million jobs” gimmick

Updated May 24, 2014 Have you heard of the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader’s plan to create one million jobs while firing 100,000 public sector employees? Here’s the breakdown of Tim Hudak’s blueprint and what people are saying about his “one zillion million jobs” gimmick:   “Somehow, ‘balancing the budget’ would create 43,184 jobs. Not 43,000. Not even 43,180. 43,184. […]

May 16, 2014

Updated May 24, 2014

Have you heard of the Ontario Progressive Conservative leader’s plan to create one million jobs while firing 100,000 public sector employees?

Here’s the breakdown of Tim Hudak’s blueprint and what people are saying about his “one zillion million jobs” gimmick:

100000-fired.png

 

“Somehow, ‘balancing the budget’ would create 43,184 jobs. Not 43,000. Not even 43,180. 43,184. False precision much?”

 

Economist Andrew Leach, Alberta School of Business at the University of Alberta

“Admittedly, my math is the…