Family of Phoenix Sinclair say system hasn’t changed since her death

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The woman who raised Phoenix Sinclair says nothing has changed in the child welfare system since the five-year-old’s death.

Sinclair was murdered by her mother, Samantha Kematch, and her mother’s boyfriend, Karl McKay.

Both have been convicted of first-degree murder.

The Manitoba government announced plans to move forward with more of the recommendations that came out of an inquiry into the little girl’s death.

But as APTN’s Dennis Ward reports, some feel foster care continues to move backwards.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

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.