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Report does right by Hyde, says counsel

Justice has been done to the story of Howard Hyde, said Dan MacRury, the inquiry’s lead counsel.

Justice has been done to the story of Howard Hyde, said Dan MacRury, the inquiry’s lead counsel.

MacRury said the point of the inquiry and the final report was not to assign blame but to make recommendations.

“It’s very detailed, compassionate and I believe her report is a blueprint and a guide to how we should treat the mentally ill in the criminal justice system and in the health system in our province.”

It’s clear the system can do a better job in how it deals with the mentally ill and how all players need better training, he said.

Hyde’s sister Joanna Blair said she thinks the after-effects of her brother’s death will make an impact.

“I believe a lot of people in the province will be paying attention to this. It was certainly a monumental task involving many people.”

She said she hoped for a ban on Tasers but was satisfied with how the issue was handled in the report.

 
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