MacMaster introduces Resolution to remember Cassidy Bernard

April 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm

Today Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster introduced a Resolution in the House of Assembly today to remember the late Cassidy Bernard.

Bernard was found dead in October inside her home at We’koqma’q First Nation. Her death is under RCMP investigation.

“I introduced this resolution to ensure Cassidy is not forgotten, as well as, take this opportunity to acknowledge all missing and murdered indigenous women,” MacMaster said. “I wanted the Bernard family to know all MLAs in the provincial legislature care about what happened to Cassidy.

Twenty of Bernard’s friends and family members visited Province House to watch MacMaster introduce the Resolution.

“We talked about solidarity. We talked about action across Canada for missing and murdered indigenous women. There’s no better time to start than today,” said Annie Daisley, Cassidy’s cousin. “We have to work together; that’s the reason were here today to ensure that all women who have lost their lives at the hands of a murderer are remembered.”

“It is my sincere wish that there is justice for Cassidy and that her daughters, Paisley Jean and Mia Mae, can feel secure that we will work together, to continue to build a society that values and protects First Nation peoples,” MacMaster concluded.