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Cree community tackles bootlegging and drug dealing – CBC

In the wake of recent youth suicides, more than 200 attend community meeting on social issues

Sep 12, 2019

The Quebec Cree community of Chisasibi is challenging citizens to put bootleggers and drug dealers out of business and is launching a public consultation to address the social issues they cause.

In the wake of three youth suicides since January, more than 200 people attended a community meeting last week.

In an open letter released in the lead up to last week’s community meeting, chief and council urged Chisasibi residents to stop buying drugs or alcohol illegally, adding it has a direct role in many of the social concerns that have “plagued” the community.

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