HALIFAX—After days of fierce criticism, the Nova Scotia and federal governments have reversed course and said they will move forward with a full public inquiry into the country’s worst mass killing.
A statement from Public Safety Minister Bill Blair confirmed the news Tuesday hours after Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey had put the ball squarely in the federal government’s court.
“We have heard calls from families, survivors, advocates and Nova Scotia members of Parliament for more transparency,” Blair said in a statement. “The government of Canada is now proceeding with a full public inquiry.”
The inquiry will be able to summon witnesses and require them to give evidence and produce documents.
Source Toronto Star,July 28,2020