Inquiry into Quebec government services to First Nations begins

The first hearing of a commission of inquiry into relations between First Nations and Quebec public services gets under way in Val-D'Or.

A long-awaited probe into the treatment of Indigenous people across the province by police and other public bodies has begun in Val-d'Or, Que. The public inquiry on relations with Indigenous people in Quebec opened with an ceremony and later today will

Quebec's inquiry on treatment of Indigenous people underway

Lauréanne Fontaine, of the organization Femmes Autochtones du Québec, becomes emotional as demonstrators chant "we believe you" during a vigil in support of aboriginal women allegedly abused by police. The rally was in Montreal in November 2016.

The first public hearings into relations between Indigenous people and certain public services in Quebec are being heard Monday in Val-d'Or. The commission is being chaired by retired Superior Court judge Jacques Viens, who worked in the Abitibi region

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