A staggering lawsuit has been filed against the federal government by Merchant Law Group for the RCMP’s role in handling of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls reports Global News.
Nothing has been proven in court yet but the claim involves 105 murdered women and 125 still missing.
The suit, filed by Tony Merchant in Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench, seeks $500 million in damages for the alleged mishandling of MMIW investigations, and an additional $100 million in punitive damages.
Merchant stated the Crown breached the charter rights of family members to security and to be free from discrimination.
He said plaintiffs experienced depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, loss of income, loss of enjoyment of life and suicidal thoughts as a result of the alleged mishandled investigations.
This story will be updated as information comes in.