Manitoba claims to be moving quick on Phoenix Sinclair inquest recommendations

APTN National News
The province of Manitoba says it will bring forward recommendations from the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry sooner than expected.

The media spotlight has been on the province’s child welfare system again this week.

But the minister responsible is adamant this development is about action and not a response to criticism.

Sinclair was murdered by her mom and her mom’s boyfriend when the child was supposed to be under the watch of child services.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis 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 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.