St. JOHN’S – NDP Defence Critic Jack Harris called again for the Government of Canada to hand over information to the Military Police Complaints Commission as part of their inquiry into the death of Corporal Stuart Langridge.
“What’s been revealed so far should make the Minister of National Defence act,” said Harris. “He needs to be open with the Fynes family and apologize for his past statements.”
There were new revelations at the inquiry today concerning the fact that investigators left Corporal Langridge’s body hanging for 90 minutes.
On June 20 Harris said in the House of Commons “what Corporal Langridge saw in Afghanistan was so traumatic that he could not explain it to his family or his therapist. He self-admitted to hospital. He needed to be on suicide watch but he was not given that protection.”
The response from the Minister of Defence? “None of what he said is actually true.”
“Surely now is the time for the Minister to provide a substantive response from the Minister,” said Harris. “The family needs answers.”