Premier Scott Moe is trying to calm the waters somewhat after the acquittal of Gerald Stanley on Friday.
That decision by the jury has caused outrage and social media to go crazy with statements on both sides of the racism issue that stemmed from the shooting death of Colton Boushie.
“I’ve been made aware of a number of comments that are racist, and there is no place for that in the province of Saskatchewan,” Moe said. “This isn’t an easy thing to talk about for anybody, but it’s something we have to talk about.”
Moe added it won’t be quick, and it won’t be one solution but difficult discussions are needed because they are critical.
Tensions in the province spilled over Friday night after Stanley was acquitted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 22 year old Colton Boushie on his farmyard in August of 2016.
Moe and other members of his cabinet have met with members of the Boushie family with more meetings planned with First Nations leaders along with federal, local and provincial officials. He will not say what was discussed with the Boushie family saying they can divulge that information if they wish, but the get-together was very informative.