Carriere To Stand Trial

Monday, September 13, 2004 at 15:39



A former high-ranking official with the Saskatchewan government has been committed for trial.


Murdoch Carriere, who once headed up the forest fire control centre, entered a preliminary hearing last week charged with six counts of sexual assault.


One of those charges was stayed and one was tossed out.


However, Judge Henry Goliath has ruled that sufficient evidence exists to try Carriere for two counts of sexual assault and two of common assault.


He allegedly committed the crimes against a number of women during his time as a civil servant.