The Wesley family was represented by Julian Falconer and Julian Roy at the inquest into the death of Ricardo Wesley and Jamie Goodwin, who died in a fire while incarcerated in Kashechewan First Nation.

In a Toronto Star article dated March 23, 2009, Mr. Falconer stated, “These are clearly deaths that never had to happen. The state and conditions of detachments in First Nations territories are deplorable.  Red flags to governments, both federally and provincially, are on record dating years back yet these deplorable circumstances were allowed to continue…  Federal and provincial governments have promised, have contractually agreed that, First Nations would receive the same level of police services as non-First Nations communities in similar circumstances.  That is so far from reality that as a first step we need to fix that, we need to fix the gap that’s left so many communities destitute.”

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