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Boushie’s uncle slams Saskatchewan MPs who won’t speak up: ‘They figure this is just going to go away’

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Alvin Baptiste warns that 'violence could erupt' if local political leaders don't do more to relieve the tension between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in his community.

Conservative MP Rosemarie Falk, left, and Kelly Block represent the ridings in which the key people and places in the Gerald Stanley trial were located. NDP MP Sheri Benson and Liberal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale also represent ridings in Saskatchewan. Alvin Baptiste, the uncle of Colten Boushie, who was shot by Mr. Stanley in 2016, said he wants Ms. Falk and other Saskatchewan MPs to do more to address racism and discrimination, including in the legal system, in the wake of Mr. Stanley's acquittal. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade, file photographs

MPs from Saskatchewan aren’t speaking out enough about racial tension and problems with the justice system in the wake of the Gerald Stanley trial, says Alvin Baptiste, the uncle of Colten Boushie, the young Indigenous man shot to death in Saskatchewan in 2016 by farmer Gerald Stanley. "These MPs in Saskatchewan here, I think they’re just trying to find a band-aid solution, and just hope that it goes away,” Mr. Baptiste said in an interview with The Hill

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