Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some Reaction to the Verdict in the Tina Fontaine Case in Winnipeg

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at Some Reaction to the Verdict in the Tina Fontaine Case in Winnipeg

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A look at some reaction to Tina Fontaine case

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WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg jury has acquitted Raymond Cormier, 56, of the second-degree murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine. Here is what some politicians are saying in the wake of the verdict:

"The death of Tina Fontaine was a tragedy and our deepest sympathies go out to her family, friends and entire community. Her death galvanized our whole country to demand measures that would stop the ongoing tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls." -- Carolyn Bennett, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations, in a statement. ---

"Shocked and disgusted. Tina is a symbol of MMIWG in our country -- and this is the signal Cdn society sends? No justice. No peace. We must stand up to this injustice." -- Niki Ashton, NDP MP for Churchill-Keewatinook Aski, on Twitter. …

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