Jenny Kwan, MP

Member of Parliament, Vancouver East

Jenny Kwan in Question Period on Aftercare for Survivors and Family Members

During Question Period on December 10, 2018, I asked a question about aftercare for survivors and family members who testified at the National Inquiry on Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls:
"Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister claims that survivors and family members are at the heart of the missing and murdered indigenous women inquiry, yet after-care for those who relive the trauma by testifying was a disaster. Many did not even know after-care existed, and those who did had a difficult time accessing it.
Soledad, a survivor in my riding, struggled to the point where she lost her job. Her after-care plan fell through twice, and my office had to intervene in order for her to get the support she needed. Family members like Lorelei Williams were not even offered after-care.
How is this putting survivors and family members at the heart of the inquiry?