Protesters calling for public inquiry into Nova Scotia mass shooting

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A number of advocacy groups in Nova Scotia are organizing a Canada-wide strike, saying a panel of experts isn’t enough to get to the bottom of Canada’s deadliest mass shooting.

The three-person panel has been appointed by the feds and the province to examine the rampage in April, which left 22 people dead.

However, the advocates are calling for a transparent, far-reaching public inquiry.

As such, they’re planning to hold a general strike on Monday, at 12 p.m. local time (11 a.m. EDT).

The strike will last 22 minutes – one for each person who died during the rampage.

The groups are calling for people across the country to take part.

“We need systemic and structural change to come from this, and a little review is just not going to cut it,” says Martha Paynter – founder of one group, Women’s Wellness Within.  “This was a horror, an enormous trauma for the entire country, and we all should be truly enraged by the inadequate government response.”

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