Quebec Human Rights Commission investigates two children orphaned for murder

Quebec’s Human Rights Commission says it will launch an investigation after two children were orphaned after police suspected the murder of their mother by their father.

The commission believes that children’s rights may have been violated based on media coverage of the incident.

The children were found in a home in Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, a suburb of Montreal, and their mother was found dead on Wednesday.

Police believe a 39-year-old woman was killed by her partner.

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

The Coalition of Quebec Women’s Shelters says that if police’s theory is correct, there will be seven female deaths in Quebec this year from current or former intimate partners.

canadian press