On March 25, 2011, Attorney General Andrew Swan announced that the Honourable Ted Hughes will conduct an Inquiry to examine the circumstances surrounding the death of Phoenix Sinclair and in particular to inquire into:
the child-welfare services provided or not provided to Phoenix Sinclair and her family under The Child and Family Services Act;
any other circumstances, apart from the delivery of child-welfare services, directly related to the death of Phoenix Sinclair; and
why the death remained undiscovered for several months.
The findings, conclusions and recommendations to better protect Manitoba children will be forwarded to the Attorney General by March 30, 2012, following which the report will be made public. Commissioner Hughes may also give the Attorney General any interim reports he considers appropriate to address urgent matters.
The public hearing of the Commission of Inquiry into the Circumstances Surrounding the Death of Phoenix Sinclair concluded on July 30, 2013.
September 4, 2012
July 3, 2012
June 27, 2012
The scope of the Commission’s mandate is set by Order in Council No. 89/2011
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