Every Canadian needs to read Senator Murray Sinclair's response to Boushie verdict

By Canadian Press

By Canadian Press

Mr. Stanley was found by a jury to be not guilty of second-degree murder or, in the alternative, manslaughter.

Cameron says the Boushie verdict is a "huge step backwards" for reconciliation between Canada and its Native people. After the verdict, Boushie's family members said they "saw no justice". "We will continue moving forward with reconciliation and advancing social justice, but first people need to let it out".

"There's a lot that has been done", she said.

The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and members of Boushie's family traveled to Ottawa Sunday for a meeting set for Tuesday with federal Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould and Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale.

The Boushie family cited possible irregularities in the investigation, such as that police inspected the victim's home and surrounding property, and not Stanley's.

Gerald Stanley may have been fearful, over-protective and overwhelmed by the unexpected events, I do not know. "My heart cries today".

The Boushie verdict, as well as Wilson-Raybould's tweet, will likely be a heated topic in Question Period in the House of Commons when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be in the House.

"There's no representation, there's nothing for us", she said. "As a country, we must and we can do better", he said.

He said he removed the gun's magazine after firing warning shots and that the gun just went off when he reached towards the SUV's ignition.

She also said the government is taking a close look at the jury selection process and so-called peremptory challenges, which allow lawyers to reject jury candidates without justification. We've got to tolerate First Nations people.

A jury acquitted Stanley on Friday night after more than a day of deliberating.

"If it was a white man who shot another white individual, we wouldn't even be having this conversation right now", said Primeau from Sault Ste. "What I'm talking about is the broader discussion on jury reform and how the federal government can inject itself in jury reform", she said.

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"Our people are not going to wait another 150 years". Canada's fair and impartial justice system is a myth and has clearly failed the Boushie family, the Red Pheasant First Nation, and Indigenous people from across Canada.

A similar fundraising page for Boushie's family, established five months ago, had raised $118,000.

Colton Boushie's life was taken from him on August 9, 2016 and at the same time Gerald Stanley's world was turned upside down.

Those supporters "feel it's a good thing that there's another Indian dead", Sinclair said.

The perception, said Hall, comes from a lack of interaction with Indigenous peoples. It was the second protest in the community since the verdict was delivered.

I can't imagine the grief and sorrow the Boushie family is feeling tonight. Indigenous leaders in the province and across Canada are calling for an "overhaul of the justice system", he added.

"We need to stop using the racial card", she said. We must claim space in the legislature, in parliament. This is the racism that exists within the justice system, within the education, the economic development, the lands and waters and resources.

The RCMP says a number of online comments have been brought to its attention since the verdict was handed down. The case of Colten Boushie is a test of the Government's commitment to the principles of justice and equality for Indigenous peoples embodied in the UN Declaration. While he believes there is discrimination against Indigenous communities in policing, he doesn't think those issues played a role in this case.

He went on to write that to be selected to serve on a jury, people must be completely impartial and he believes in this case they were.

"This has to do with the story of Canada".

The first call to end that system came in Manitoba in 1991 in a study on aboriginal justice in that province co-chaired by Sen.

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