The Family of Joyce Echaquan Takes Legal Action – October 2, 2020
Scrums, news conferences, committees, conferences – highlights from the working day in Canadian politics:
During Question Period, Darren Fisher (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health), and members of cabinet face inquiries concerning the government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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.