WINNIPEG – Three years after the most expensive public inquiry in Manitoba history, less than a third of the recommendations that came out of it have actually been followed through.
A new report from our Children’s Advocate says the province is lagging behind on making the changes that came out of the Phoenix Sinclair Inquiry.
Phoenix was a five year old girl murdered by her mother and stepfather after being returned to them by social workers.
The inquiry ended with 62 recommendations, most of them suggesting changes to the child welfare system in our province.
But the advocate says only 29 per cent of them have been completed, despite the old NDP government promising at the time it would “act immediately” on all of them.
Half of the recommendations are considered to be “in progress” but still haven’t been fully implemented.