The federal government has added a trigger warning on the section of its website devoted to the upcoming inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
1,181 Indigenous women and girls went missing or were murdered between 1980 and 2012, according to the RCMP — a homicide rate that is 4.5 times higher than for non-Indigenous women in Canada.
Reaction to the government's trigger warning has ranged from derision to appreciation.
Meanwhile, some are just happy the debate about trigger warnings is ending, at least as far as the government is concerned.
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