PETERS – National inquiry must be held into Nova Scotia massacre

THERE WILL BE NO TRIAL of Gabriel Wortman in the Nova Scotia massacre from last weekend.

Wortman is dead, and while that fact will not elicit tears from anyone, it does mean the discussion of justice will be different.

There will be no talk of punishment or rehabilitation.

The only way our society can get anywhere close to justice is if lessons are learned from this nightmare, and if we can better protect our communities in the future.

In order to learn those lessons, we must ask questions – and since we can’t ask questions in a trial, there must be a fulsome national inquiry.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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