HALIFAX – The group that will guide the restorative inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children will include 12 people including legal advisors, community members, government representatives and former residents.
In a statement issued on Monday, the government announced the 12 individuals will be a “key part of the inquiry process.”
“The restorative inquiry is designed to bring government and community together as partners and the make up of the Council of Parties reflects that we’re all in this together,” said Premier Stephen McNeil in the release.
The council is the independent governing body for the inquiry which will make decisions about the process and events, provide direction and push items for possible action to the Reflection and Action Task Group.
The process of launch the restorative inquiry began in June, with an apology from the orphanage’s board and a pledge from the Premier to make changes.
The restorative inquiry will hold an official opening in the coming weeks.
The Council of Parties Members are as follows:
– Mike Dull, legal advisor (non-voting)
– Jean Flynn, Premier’s representative
– Wayn Hamilton, provincial government representative
– Shawna Hoyte, community representative
– Joan Jones, community representative
– Jennifer Llewellyn, restorative process advisor (non-voting)
– Gerry Morrison, VOICES representative
– LaMeia Reddick, community youth representative
– Sylva Parris, NSHCC board representative
– Tony Smith, VOICES representative
– Chief Judge Pamela Williams, judicial representative
– Carolann Wright-Parks, Restorative Inquiry co-ordinating director
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