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Houston says Review is "Cover Your Ass Politics"

Today, the federal and provincial governments announced a three member review panel would look into the who, what, and why of the circumstances that led to the death of twenty-two Nova Scotians last April in Canada’s worst mass murder.

If you will pardon the expression, the reviews are in and they are not good for either government.

Nova Scotia’s Conservative leader did not pull any punches in his condemnation of the review process. Tim Houston said, “This review is a complete and utter abdication of responsibility by two separate levels of government. This is ‘cover your ass’ politics at its worst.”

Family, friends, and neighbours of the victims have repeatedly called for an open public inquiry, a process that would be conducted like an open court where the public could watch and, perhaps take part.

Houston says, “No reasonable person will see this as anything other than an attempt to deliver the answers that the government wants - rather than those that grieving Nova Scotians deserve.”

In announcing the review, Nova Scotia’s Attorney General said he met with grieving family members over the last few days to advise them of the plan. But yesterday, many of them took part in a protest rally in Truro demanding just the opposite of what Mark Furey announced.

Houston attended that rally and said, “No one was marching for a review.”

Furey and his federal colleague, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, heaped great praise on the three panel members selected to conduct the review. Each has vast experience, integrity, and capacity, but reporters in a press conference were not concerned about the panelists, they questioned the process.

Questioned for nearly an hour on the failure to call a public inquiry, both ministers simply kept repeating their praise for the quality of the individual panel members, while refusing to acknowledge the review cannot measure-up to a full-fledged public inquiry.

The provincial Tory leader says, “This review cannot compel testimony, it ensures recommendations are non-binding and toothless, and that information and materials gathered for the review can be kept confidential.”

Houston added, “Nova Scotians should be angry, not only because they have been cheated out of an inquiry that is essential to getting answers, but because their Premier and Prime Minister are attempting to fool them into thinking this direction is in their best interest.”

NDP Leader Gary Burrill says, “It is hurtful and disappointing that the Independent Review Panel falls so far short of the full-fledged public inquiry which has been called for by the families of those whose lives were taken in the mass shootings of April 18-19."

Burrill added, “A public inquiry would have the authority and power to compel the testimony of witnesses under oath. In comparison to the full-fledged public inquiry that has been called for, the Review Panel is constrained in both openness and scope.”

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Tuesday, January 3, 2023 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to recent interviews from our archive.

Saturday, February 4, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:45 AM

Dr. Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester will be on Morning Talk every second Tuesday. Listen at 9:45.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, February 4, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 5, 2023 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, February 6, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Wednesday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 11:00 AM

The Pugwash Fire Department will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those 5 years and over. No appointment necessary.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser. Click HERE for details.

Thursday, February 9, 2023 11:00 AM

The Wallace Community Centre will host a COVID Vaccine Drop-in Clinic from 11 am to 2 pm for those aged 5 and over. No appointment is necessary.

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