Members of the Federal government commented on the controversial verdict in the Gerald Stanley trial.
Regina-Wascana MP & Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould addressed the media in Ottawa Tuesday afternoon.
Raybould says the government is continuing to work on addressing over-representation of marginalized individuals in the criminal justice system. She says the Boushie family coming to Parliament Hill is proof of their work showing signs of success.
- Justin Trudeau meeting with members of Boushie family in Ottawa Tuesday
- Gerald Stanley found not guilty in 2016 death of Colten Boushie
- Premier Scott Moe says Saskatchewan must be better in the wake of Gerald Stanley trial
“The reality of the Boushie family coming here, and the elevation of the national consciousness on the challenges and system barriers that marginalized people face in the criminal justice system is very welcome, in terms of individuals and Canadians across the country, calling for change.”
When asked if the trial emboldened racism in Saskatchewan, Goodale said behaviour of that nature is not acceptable anywhere.
“I agree completely with Premier Moe in Saskatchewan,” he said. “There is absolutely no place for that in a province like Saskatchewan or anywhere else.”