Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Withdraws Bill That Removed Mandatory Inquests in Custody Deaths

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Saskatchewan Withdraws Bill That Removed Mandatory Inquests in Custody Deaths

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Custody death inquests back in Saskatchewan

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REGINA - Saskatchewan Justice Minister Gord Wyant says the government made a mistake when it introduced a bill that would have removed a mandatory requirement for coroner inquests when people die in custody.

The province withdrew the proposed legislation Monday.

"When I first introduced this bill, I believed that we had done proper consultation and the necessary background work had been done on it. But since the introduction of the bill, after some further investigation, it seems that wasn't the case," Wyant said in a conference call with reporters.

"I certainly had full confidence in the bill when it was introduced, but I'm willing to admit that we've made a mistake."

Wyant says the government talked with the coroner's office and Ministry of Justice officials before tabling the legislation last month. …

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