BR Boushie Ottawa – CP

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2018113 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Feb 14, 2018 

OTTAWA – Colten Boushie’s mother is vowing to continue her push for change after she and other family members met with the prime minister.

Debbie Baptiste held a photo of her son up for the T-V cameras yesterday before expressing her gratitude for the chance to share her story with Justin Trudeau.

She promised that her family’s fight will persists, vowing they won’t stop “until something changes for the better.”

Boushie, a 22-year-old from the Red Pheasant First Nation, was killed in rural Saskatchewan in the summer of 2016.

Gerald Stanley was acquitted last week of second-degree murder in Boushie’s death — a verdict that touched off protests across the country and led Boushie’s family to go to Ottawa to push for reforms to the justice system.

Meanwhile, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is defending her controversial reaction to the Boushie verdict, saying a federal justice minister should be responsive to Canadians who protest perceived injustices in the legal system.

She tweeted — quote — “as a country, we can and must do better” — prompting charges from opposition M-P’s and legal experts that she was straying too far into the independent territory of the justice system.

Wilson-Raybould says she was merely reflecting the broad sentiment among Canadians that an injustice had been done.

(The Canadian Press)

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