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Illustrator ends campaign

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Compiled by Shari Narine







After hearing from some families, part-time illustrator Evan Munday stopped tweeting his illustrations of missing Indigenous women to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Munday, of Toronto, started his campaign Jan. 5. A week later he stopped, explaining on his website, “After extensive conversation with a group formed of families of some of the missing and murdered women, I believe I cannot continue the project in a way that respects these women’s autonomy or a way that helps rather than harms the families of these thousands of women.” In an interview with CTV News, Munday said he had been inspired to illustrate the women after hearing Harper say the issue “wasn’t high on his radar.” Munday said on his website posting that some of the families raised concerns over image consent and the appropriateness of “cartoony” drawings to draw attention to the matter.