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First Nations woman says Corrections Canada uses honour system when hiring Indigenous employees – APTN News

May 22, 2019

A First Nation former employee of Corrections Canada is speaking out about issues at the Quebec Institution where she worked.

Dominique Launière — a Maliseet-Wendat woman — alleges that jobs and services are being lost to self-declared Indigenous peoples.

Some of them, she says, are imposters.

“The CSC has a mandate to rehabilitate the inmates, and if they encourage the inmates to lie – it doesn’t rehabilitate at all,” Launière explained. “They encourage themselves to continue to be dishonest.”

Launière left her Huron-Wendat community of Wendake when she was offered a nine month contract working with Indigenous prisoners at Archambault Institution, a minimum to medium security facility located in Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines, Que., about 40 km northeast of Montreal.

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