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Veterans minister understands easier access to medical records critical

By Steve MacArthur Feb 2, 2024 | 3:04 PM

The minister of veterans affairs needs time to go over the final report into a triple murder-suicide in 2017.

The final report into former an Afghan war veterans shootings is hundreds of pages long and contains 25 recommendations.

Ginette Pettipas Taylor says they will look at the report in its entirety.

Lionel Despond killed his wife, daughter and mother before turn in the gun on himself in Guysborough County.

“It’s a large document, which we have to go through, but sharing of medical information is an important aspect,” she said in Ottawa.

Desmond suffered from severe PTSD and medical officials had difficulty accessing his healths record when he moved back home, something the report found needs to be changed.

The final report was made public on Wednesday nearly seven years after the inquiry began after many delays due to COVID-19 and a change in judges.