Philpott calls emergency meeting over Indigenous child welfare

From the article by Kristy Kirkup published by CTV News on November 2, 2017:

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott is calling for an emergency meeting early next year on Aboriginal child welfare, declaring that the current situation resembles the horrors of Canada’s residential school system that forcibly removed young Indigenous people from their families and communities.

Philpott, who fired off a letter this week to her provincial and territorial counterparts requesting their attendance at the meeting, said the rate at which Canada is apprehending Indigenous kids is among the highest in the world.

“To me, this is arguably the most pressing priority of my new department,” Philpott said in an interview.