More calls for inquiry into triple-murder suicide in NS

Veterans advocate Peter Stoffer is calling on both provincial and federal governments to hold a public inquiry into the triple murder-suicide in Upper Big Tracadie, Nova Scotia, in January.

Stoffer, a former NDP MP, says what happened to Lionel Desmond and his family screams out for a public inquiry. He has written letters to the defence minister as well as the Premier pointing out the many system failures that caused Desmond, the Afghan war vet who suffered from PTSD, to kill his mother, wife and daughter before killing himself. This week, Nova Scotia’s medical examiner refused to hold a fatalty inquiry into the deaths.