Calls Grow for Lawyer to Leave Justice Commission

Friday, September 05, 2003 at 13:23




At least one chief in Saskatchewan isn’t pleased with the fact the man who defended Dean Edmondson also sits on the First Nations and Metis Commission for Justice Reform.


Chief Robert Whitehead of the Yellowquill First Nation says if Hugh Harradence was really concerned about Aboriginal justice issues, he wouldn’t have been representing Edmonson.


Harradence says there is no reason why he should step down from his post on the justice reform commission.


He says this case won’t affect his ability to do his job on the panel.


The commission for justice reform was established in 2001 to address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the justice system.