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‘I await your response’: inside N.S. Liberal MPs’ push for a public inquiry

By Neil Moss      

'If the 10 MPs are articulating the position for Nova Scotia, I would like to think the government would consider that as a strong indicator of what's happening on the ground,' says Liberal MP Darrell Samson.

Liberal MPs Sean Fraser, left, Lenore Zann, and Darrell Samson are three of the 10-member Nova Scotia federal Liberal caucus who lobbied the government on the need for a public inquiry into the April mass shooting. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and photograph courtesy of Lenore Zann's office

As Nova Scotia Liberal MPs were hearing backlash from their constituents on the decision to have an independent review into Canada’s worst-ever mass shooting, they continued to push party leadership on the need for a public inquiry, including through letters and calls to Public Safety Minister Bill Blair and a meeting with a Prime Minister’s Office aide days before the feds reversed course and agreed to a public inquiry.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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