Saskatchewan's Premier says emotions are raw and this tragedy has forever changed the lives of 2 Saskatchewan families.
Scott Moe was talking to reporters about the death of Colten Boushie and the trial for Biggar area farmer Gerald Stanley, who was found not guilty of second degree murder or manslaughter. He says the provincial government will always be respectful of the justice system, and we need to respect the decision of the jury and our courts but while doing that conversations can still be had to hear concerns about racism and about helping all rural and urban residents feel safe. Premier Moe emphasizes that intolerant, hate-filled comments are not acceptable. He says he has met with Boushie family, and listened to what they have been through since Colten Boushie's death. The Premier adds he will be meeting with community leaders from all levels of government, including the federal government. The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to this dialogue going forward, as difficult as it may be at times. Moe is hopeful all residents and neighbours can move forward together.