Social Services Minister June Draude says it is too early to say whether an inquiry should be held into the 2011 death of a 13-month-old child from the Onion Lake First Nation.
Genesis Parenteau Dillon was placed in foster care in a home in Paradise Hill.
A man who was living at the home ended up beating the child to death.
Thirty-eight-year-old Allen Charles Davidson was sentenced to 10 years in prison on July 20th after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
No one knew he was living in the home with the woman who had been granted custody of Genesis.
Draude says her department has nearly completed a review of the case.
She says it will not be made public — but will be submitted to the Children’s Advocate’s office, who in turn may call for an inquiry.
“The child advocate will make that determination if he wants to do that and then his recommendations would be brought forward, as well. But we will give the information to the child advocate and make sure that he was informed immediately, as was the RCMP informed immediately.”
The baby’s mother, Avaline Parenteau, is calling on the Ministry of Social Services to close the child and family services agency on the reserve.