Inquest situation ‘absurd’


The Nishnawbe Aski Nation wants the joint inquest into the deaths of seven aboriginal youth in Thunder Bay to start this fall.
NAN maintains that the inquest could get underway then if the Ontario attorney general and Office of the Chief Coroner are committed to the process.
“We had expectations that the government of Ontario would get this inquest together as expeditiously as possible and they are not delivering,” Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler said Tuesday.

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