So, let me see if I have this straight. Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey, a 32-year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, had no conflict of interest, real or perceived, while overseeing the provincial government’s response to Canada’s worst modern day mass murder. This is so, despite the reality RCMP actions — and...
A newly proposed class action lawsuit names the RCMP and the Attorneys General of Canada and Nova Scotia for alleged improprieties during and after the mass murder spree of April 18/19. One of the representatives of the class action is Tyler Edison Blair, the son of Greg Blair and the stepson of Jamie Blair, both […]
People knew. Long before he went on a murder spree across Nova Scotia, killing 22 people, lots of people knew about the gunman, who we’re calling GW. They knew GW was disturbed, and called him a “psychopath,” a “sociopath,” “paranoid.” They knew he beat women. They knew he collected an alarming number of weapons, some […]
Not long after Sunday’s mass killings, signs started emerging that the tragedy may have started with an act of domestic violence. Those who knew the killer said he was jealous and had a complicated relationship with his girlfriend. On Friday, RCMP confirmed that a woman the killer had been in a relationship with was either […]
Late on the afternoon of Sunday, April 19, I sat in front of my television waiting for an RCMP briefing I fully expected would help me make sense of the confusing cascade of disjointed, disconcerting, increasingly frightening news bytes and bulletins that had tumbled out and over one another all that day. I’d woken to […]
Memorial at entrance Portapique Beach Road. Photo: Joan Baxter. The memorials for the fallen of last week’s horrific mass shooting in Nova Scotia mark a trail of grief and an outpouring of love. Yesterday, mourners were following that trail, mostly individually or as couples apparently respecting public health directives for physical distancing during the COVID-19 […]