2015-12-03 Statements to Media on pre-trial hearing

My notes preparing for media statement to Journal, CBC, CTV, Gazette.

Renewed my confidence in both the RCMP & the Crown.

I gained a much better understanding of the background to the stay: I admire Michelle Doyle’s professionalism in the decision to stay the charges – to ultimately ensure that a fair trial would take place.

We are very much looking forward to the trial so that we can find out what happened. From a closure perspective for our family, this is very important.

Based on what I heard, I would just be shocked if the legal process were to be derailed at this point, ie. Trial cancelled. There was no abuse of process, the stay was due to mishandling of a massive & complex set of evidence records. Human error, not human malfeasance.