Everyone at McDougall inquiry in Winnipeg getting paid – except the family lawyer

Lawyer for McDougall family working for free while province pays for other lawyers at inquiry.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
Advocates in Manitoba are now fundraising to try and raise money for the lawyer representing Craig McDougall’s family.

McDougall was shot and killed by Winnipeg police eight years ago.

Manitoba Justice is paying for the Crown Attorney.  The lawyer representing the Winnipeg Police is being paid out of the police budget but there is no money available from the government for a lawyer for the family.

And that is typical for inquests in the province.

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Dennis is Métis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as a reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.