Quebec Rights Commission investigates after two children were orphaned in alleged homicide – Montreal


The Quebec Human Rights Commission has announced it is opening an investigation after two children were orphaned following what police suspect was the murder of their mother by their father.

The commission says it believes children’s rights may have been violated based on media reports of the incident.

The children were found in a house in the Montreal suburb of Ste-Marthe-sur-le-Lac where their mother was found dead on Wednesday.

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Police say they believe the 39-year-old woman was killed by her partner.

The woman’s husband, a 42-year-old man, was later found in a car with serious injuries and died in hospital.

A federation of women’s shelters in Quebec says it would be the seventh death of a woman by a current or former intimate partner this year in the province, if police theory is correct.

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