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Inquest ignoring ‘hidden racism’ behind death of Winnipeg aboriginal man after 34-hour ER wait, family says

February 18, 2014

WINNIPEG — The family of a man who died during a 34-hour wait in a hospital emergency room is pulling out of the next part of an inquest into his death.

Two aboriginal groups have also withdrawn. The groups and the family say they have lost confidence that the inquest will help fix what they say is systemic racism that played a role in the death of Brian Sinclair.

“We came here for the truth, and it’s obvious that we’re not going to get the whole truth,” Sinclair’s cousin, Robert Sinclair, said outside court Tuesday.

“If you walk in my shoes as an aboriginal person for 50 years, you will know that there is hidden racism and discrimination in this country, in this province, in the government systems.”

Read more: http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/02/18/inquest-ignoring-hidden-racism-behind-death-of-winnipeg-aboriginal-man-after-34-hour-er-wait-family-says/

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