Cassidy Bernard’s death focus of MacMaster resolution
Left: Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster, a recent father of twin daughters, presented Cassidy Bernard’s mother, Mona Bernard, with gifts from his daughters to Cassidy’s twin daughters Paisley Jean and Mya May. Right: Annie Bernard-Daisley (right) reads her speech to members of the news media at the Nova Scotia House of Assembly on Thursday. A cousin of Cassidy Bernard, Bernard Daisley is joined (from left) by Lorraine Whitman, president of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association; Haley Denny, Cassidy’s cousin; and Tyra Denny, Cassidy’s sister.
-by Bill Dunphy
Cassidy Bernard’s suspicious death almost six months ago, while tragic, did give her family some closure in that they were able to have a funeral for the 22-year-old mother of twin daughters.
Thousands of family members of murdered and missing Indigenous women and children don’t have that.
What the Bernard family wants now for Cassidy is justice.
Inverness MLA Allan MacMaster introduced a resolution in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly on Thursday to remember Cassidy Bernard and to acknowledge all missing and murdered Indigenous women.
MacMaster invited members of the Bernard family to the legislature for the event and to meet with other MLAs.