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Statement from Attorney General Kelvin Goertzen on Brian Anderson and Allan Woodhouse

Press Release

July 18, 2023

Fifty years ago, a miscarriage of justice took place in the conviction of Brian Anderson and Allan Woodhouse for the murder of Ting Fong Chan.

While nothing that can be said that will bring back the years of lost freedom or the time away from family and friends, as the current attorney general of Manitoba I offer my heartfelt apologies to Mr. Anderson, Mr. Woodhouse and their families.

There has also been hardship caused by this wrongful conviction to the family of Ting Fong Chan, who have sought justice for their loved one and mourned his passing for five decades. This miscarriage of justice compounds the suffering of the Chan family as well, and as attorney general, I regret and recognize this hardship.

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