Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 2:15 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 2:15 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 2:15 PM ET

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P05 - (Military-Suicide) OTTAWA. x-15s. Cassandra Desmond is bringing her call for an inquiry into the circumstances around her brother's death to the steps of Parliament, in hopes of preventing a repeat of the tragedy that ripped her family apart. While National Defence and Veterans Affairs recently released a joint suicide prevention strategy, Cassandra questions why it wasn't in place before her brother killed their mother, as well as his wife and daughter. She says she worries about whether the government strategy is enough. ("..answer to anything.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Lionel Desmond was medically released from the military in 2015, and family members have said he did not receive the treatment and support needed to deal with his mental illness. …

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