Manitoba attorney general asks RCMP to review death of woman who overdosed in Brandon CAO's home

In addition to the request for an RCMP review, the Manitoba Liberals are calling on the province to perform an inquest into the death of Christine Mitchell, who overdosed in July, while living in the home of City of Brandon chief administrative officer Rod Sage.
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Scoliosis Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Pathology - Category: Pathology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing: JEN - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clinical Source Type: research
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Source: Toxicology Reports - Category: Toxicology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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