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Winnipeg Free Press: Medical legal coverage raises flags

February 12, 2024 — 

Arthur Schafer, an ethics expert, called the CMPA’s refusal to say if it is funding Bissonnette’s legal defence “shabby ethics.”

“The public is entitled to know,” said Schafer, the founding director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba. He said the CMPA receives “substantial public dollars” and it has “a moral obligation” to be transparent.

Two of the alleged victims in the Bissonnette case were shocked to learn taxpayer dollars could have supported his legal defence.

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