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U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Canada
Delivered by Ambassador Michèle Taylor
November 10, 2023

U.S. Statement at the Universal Periodic Review of Canada

44th Session

Delivered by Ambassador Reid Creedon

Thank you, Mr. Vice President.

The United States welcomes the delegation from Canada, led by Minister Virani.

We applaud Canada for its leadership by example in advancing human rights.

In the spirit of cooperation, we recommend that Canada:

  1. Enhance efforts to address crimes involving violence or threats of violence targeting members of Black, Indigenous, Asian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, and Muslim minority groups through independent investigations at the provincial and federal level with a particular focus on preventing arbitrary or unlawful killings by police.
  2. Follow up on the visit of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples to measure progress on cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.  This includes the appointment of an interlocutor to report to the Assembly of First Nations on the status of the ongoing inquiry into these cases and the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  3. Provide public documentation of consultation and contracting agreements with First Nations.

Thank you very much.