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Trudeau, Wilson-Raybould justified in speaking out after controversial Stanley verdict, marked a turning point for Canada, say MPs

By Peter Mazereeuw      

But former Conservative justice minister Peter MacKay called the justice minister’s remarks ‘dangerous.’

Debbie Baptiste, mother of Colten Boushie, holds up a photo of her son as she speaks to reporters in the Foyer of the House of Commons after a day of meetings on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Photograph by Justin Tang, courtesy of the Canadian Press
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould were right to speak out after the verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial, say Liberal and NDP Parliamentarians, who believe the government and Parliament have to “take a stand” on the justice system’s failures for Indigenous people. “It’s addressing such a fundamental wrong in our system,” said Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck (North Battleford-Saskatchewan, Sask.). A Saskatchewan jury found Mr. Stanley not guilty of second-degree murder on Feb. 9 after

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