Restorative Inquiry Council of Parties Appointed
The Council of Parties that will guide the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry has been appointed, effective today, Nov. 2.
The council includes representatives from groups who will be a key part of the inquiry process, including former residents, government, the Home for Colored Children board and the African Nova Scotian community.
"The restorative inquiry is designed to bring government and community together as partners, and the make up of the Council of Parties reflects that we're all in this together," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "I look forward to the great work this group will do over the course of the restorative inquiry."
The Council of Parties is the independent governing body for the restorative inquiry. It will make decisions about the inquiry processes and events, provide direction to the staff team and forward items for potential action to the Reflection and Action Task Group.
The restorative inquiry will hold its official opening in the coming weeks. The inquiry's mandate and terms of reference are online at www.restorativeinquiry.ca .
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The group that will guide the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children Restorative Inquiry has been named today (November 2nd).
The inquiry's Council of Parties includes representatives from among former residents, government, the Home for Colored Children board and the African Nova Scotian community.
Premier Stephen McNeil says the council reflects the restorative inquiry's goal of bringing government and community together to work as partners.
The inquiry will formally begin in the coming weeks.
Council of Parties Members:
- Mike Dull, legal advisor (non-voting)
- Jean Flynn, Premier's representative
- Wayn Hamilton, provincial government representative
- Shawna Hoyte, community representative
- Joan Jones, community representative
- Jennifer Llewellyn, restorative process advisor (non-voting)
- Gerry Morrison, VOICES representative
- LaMeia Reddick, community youth representative
- Sylvia Parris, NSHCC board representative
- Tony Smith, VOICES representative
- Chief Judge Pamela Williams, judicial representative
- Carolann Wright-Parks, Restorative Inquiry co-ordinating director