Last year, our astute readers will remember the province's child and youth officer was tasked with investigating "timelines, changes to terms of reference, and other matters relating to the director's case review" of Sherry Charlie's death. That investigation was supposed to have been completed before January. But an extension granted by Attorney General Wally Oppal pushed that deadline to the end of the month - providing agencies and individuals named in Jane Morley's report an opportunity to give further comment. And now, thanks to another delay, said report won't be on Attorney General Oppal's desk until Wednesday. But that doesn't mean the press will be paging through it anytime soon. Prior to the report's public release, the ministry will have to review the report for legal considerations - such as compliance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and whether anyone named has been defamed.
February 14, 2006