Boushie family moves from anger to political advocacy in wake of acquittal – The Globe and Mail

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 2018168 Views

Two days after a wrenching acquittal for the man accused of killing Colten Boushie, his mother travelled to Ottawa determined to get justice.

On Friday evening, a jury in Battleford, Sask., found Gerald Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder. The furious reaction in the courtroom reverberated throughout the country as disbelief and outrage spread across social media. About a thousand people took to the streets of Saskatoon the next day and there were demonstrations in Mr. Boushie’s name in many cities across Canada.

“I can’t imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight. Sending love to them from the U.S.,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tweeted on the weekend as he was wrapping up a trip to California. Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould made a rare comment related to a criminal case, saying she felt the family’s pain, and added that “Canada can and must do better.”

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