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Trudeau to meet Boushie family after acquittal prompts demands for reform



(Colten Boushie’s family speaks to media Monday in Ottawa. Photo: City News)

The Canadian Press
OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau will meet with the family of Colten Boushie in the angry aftermath of a not-guilty verdict in the Cree man’s shooting death.

A spokesman for the prime minister says Trudeau is looking forward to listening to the family and his heart goes out to Boushie’s community.

On Friday, a jury acquitted Saskatchewan farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he shot and killed Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, in 2016.

Boushie’s relatives are also expected to meet Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale today.

His family sat down Monday with the ministers of Indigenous relations and Indigenous services, telling them they have little faith in the criminal justice system and they are focused on talking about long-term improvements.

Wilson-Raybould has said the government is considering changes to the way juries are selected after concerns were raised about the apparent all-white makeup of the jury in Stanley’s trial.

2 Responses to “Trudeau to meet Boushie family after acquittal prompts demands for reform”

  1. delbertstone22@hotmail.com'
    Delbert stone February 13, 2018 at 4:01 pm #

    It’s about time that the government treated this seriously we as an indigenous nation have to stand up and non indigenous people as well we all pray to the creator in different ways. indigenous lives matter and the justice system system needs to know that and I thank prime minister Justin Trudeau for taking his time with the Boushie family this is a step forward for change now Canada let follow this change that Justin Trudeau showing

    • bmm117@mail.usask.ca'
      Brenda mosquito February 14, 2018 at 12:02 am #

      So true we can all start by getting an education n be all that we can be for our children