Family of Joyce Echaquan To Take Legal Action – October 2, 2020

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Family of Joyce Echaquan To Take Legal Action – October 2, 2020

The family of Joyce Echaquan holds a news conference in Joliette, Quebec, to speak about her death and to provide details of planned legal action against those involved. The family is joined by Manawan Chief Paul-Émile Ottawa and lawyer Jean-François Bertrand. The Atikamekw woman died on September 28 in a hospital in Joliette. The 37-year-old mother of seven recorded a video from her hospital bed before her death, pleading for help for her stomach pains. Her video shows hospital staff making racist and insulting comments. A nurse and orderly have been fired, and three investigations into her death have been launched. (no interpretation)