Relations of Allan Landrie say they’re upset Saskatchewan Social gathering Chief Scott Moe didn’t reply their name to launch a public inquiry into the seek for their father.
The household nonetheless has questions as to why their father’s physique would go undiscovered in a locked toilet for greater than three days after he took his personal life at Royal College Hospital.
The household says a public inquiry into the search would get them solutions about inconsistencies between the Saskatchewan Well being Authority and the Saskatoon Police Service, and look at why their father was turned away from hospital so many instances earlier than his dying.
Throughout a marketing campaign occasion on Friday, Moe was requested if his get together would decide to a public inquiry if re-elected. Whereas Moe provided condolences to the household, and stated all the province is grieving with them, he didn’t say he wouldn’t name for an inquiry.
“In saying that, on the method of this, there’s a course of that’s in place the place the coroner will do his investigation,” stated Moe. “He’ll decide whether or not or not he’ll conduct first, a coroner’s inquiry, and will suggest an extra inquiry past that.”
Landrie’s youngest daughter, Tammi Bryan, stated Friday she was upset by Moe’s reply.
“We have been stored at midnight, even after we’ve tried to get solutions, and that was very disappointing to listen to Scott Moe, I suppose, simply brush it off,” she stated.
“There’s by no means going to be a superb time. We would like this to occur.”
Moe stated he did not know if an inquest has taken place, however that he respects the work the coroner’s finished and he has religion within the course of. He stated to remark additional throughout an election marketing campaign could be inappropriate.
“I most definitely really feel for the household,” stated Moe. “We do place confidence in the method that now we have with the coroner and we respect that course of.”
A coroner’s report on Landrie’s dying stated that whereas “all affordable search efforts seem to have been made,” there have been components that resulted in his physique not being discovered sooner.
Underneath the Public Inquiries Act, the Lieutenant Governor in Council might name an inquiry on a matter they think about to be of public curiosity. They then set up a fee, which has the facility to subpoena witnesses and proof.
Saskatchewan Social gathering chief Scott Moe provided his condolences to the Landrie household throughout marketing campaign occasion on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, however he wouldn’t name for a public inquiry. (Saskatchewan Media Pool/CTV )
Bryan stated Moe’s refusal is one other layer of frustration in an ordeal the place the household has been “upset at each flip for the reason that starting.” She saisd she would not imagine Moe is updated on the case and feels he is making an attempt to “move the buck.”
On Friday afternoon, the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service stated in a press release it has accomplished its investigation into the matter and offered its findings to the Saskatchewan Well being Authority again in Could. The report included suggestions which have since been accepted by the SHA.
Vicki Mowat, incumbent NDP MLA for Saskatoon Eastview, stated NDP would work to get Landrie’s household the solutions they want if elected.
She stated that may begin with working with the Saskatchewan Coroner Companies to launch an, noting if that did not discover the solutions the household was on the lookout for, the NDP would work with the household and the Saskatchewan Well being Authority to verify “that the household is put first on this scenario.”
“That is definitely a provincial authorities accountability,” stated Mowat.
“Allan Landrie died in a provincial authorities facility so the household has the fitting to ask these questions and I feel Mr. Moe has a accountability to supply some solutions as effectively.”
Allan Landrie, seen right here in his youthful years, tried to avoid wasting his household from trauma when he took his personal life, travelling to Royal College Hospital to make sure his physique was discovered shortly and by individuals who have been accustomed to dying. (Submitted by Tammi Bryan)
Allan’s son, Mike Landrie, stated he’d prefer to ask Moe why the Landrie household has been left with so many unanswered questions for thus lengthy.
“Why will we not have any solutions? We want solutions. We would like solutions. We now have to have solutions,” he stated. “You may assist us get the solutions or not.”
The household gathered in Saskatoon for a small memorial honouring Allan this previous weekend, however stated they’re afraid they will not have the ability to heal till they’ve the solutions they want.