NDP Justice critic pushes for public inquiry into mass shooting

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The Justice critic for Nova Scotia's NDP says a public inquiry the right tool for a broad, independent, and transparent review of last month's mass shooting in Nova Scotia.

Claudia Chender says in a press release that not only is the Nova Scotia government is responsible for law enforcement and administering justice, but it also has to play a lead role in addressing domestic violence.

She adds, "We cannot back away from our responsibility to publicly investigate the events of April 18/19 within the broader social context of the shooting, including the roots of gender-based violence."

Chender says we must understand the circumstances that allowed this tragedy to unfold so that we can prevent something like this from ever happening again.

Last week, Premier Stephen McNeil said a review of the tragedy should be led by Ottawa, with the province providing support and assistance.