It's gotta be bad to be Janett Poorman.
Her daughter became a tragic statistic last December, another one of those meaningless aboriginal women on the fringes of society, stabbed to death in Vancouver.
We seem to have an awful lot of those here in Canada... must be something wrong with... not any level of government, not a systemically racist culture... but them.
No less an authority than RCMP Comish Bob Paulson opined last week that 70% of murdered native women are murdered by native men. See, it's their fault.
If those natives would just get their shit together, everything would be hunky-dory.
Given the utter ineptitude the RCMP has consistently demonstrated in solving the murders of indigenous women, one is left to wonder where he gets his stats. Besides, the RCMP is far too busy framing up various dumbshits for imaginary terror conspiracies to have much left over to investigate the all-too-real murder epidemic of aboriginal women.
So Janett Poorman applies to the Manitoba Justice Department for compensation to cover the cost of her daughter's funeral. She was a victim of crime, obviously.
No way! We can't pay you, Ms. Poorman; your daughter had a criminal record.
It's not that we're racist or anything; it's just the law.