October 22nd, 2020

Boys found dead in Wendake had been subject of youth protection reports: commission


By The Canadian Press on October 13, 2020.

MONTREAL – Quebec’s human and youth rights commission is launching an investigation into the deaths of two young children in Wendake, Que., saying the boys’ situation had previously been reported to youth protection.

The commission said in a statement that the goal of its investigation is to determine whether the children’s rights were violated.

The bodies of the boys, aged two and five, were found early Sunday morning in a home in Wendake, a Huron-Wendat First Nation near Quebec City. A judge has issued a publication ban on any information that could identify the victims.

A 30-year-old suspect turned himself in to Quebec City police and was later charged with second-degree murder in their deaths. He has not yet entered a plea.

The rights commission says it will investigate the case and issue recommendations to Quebec City youth protection authorities if warranted.

It says the investigation is private and no further information will be released.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 13, 2020

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