The provincial government paid $72,500 to the estate of a 21-year-old woman who died while on remand four years ago as part of an out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit filed by her family.
Breanna Kannick’s family and the Ministry of Corrections and Policing reached the settlement late last year. The details are protected by a confidentiality agreement that prevents both sides from discussing them.
However, the single lump sum payment to her estate through the law firm retained by her family, Yorkton, Sask.-based Rusnak Balacko Kachur Rusnak (RBKR), is captured in the 2018-19 public accounts, which list all government expenditures. continue reading