By Tyler Griffin THE CANADIAN PRESS The Ontario government can’t endorse some changes proposed at an inquest into the death of an Indigenous teen who went missing from a group home because they involve funding or changes to legislation, a lawyer for the province told the proceeding Thursday. The government is not opposed to “the spirit” of proposed recommendations directed at the province, but decisions about spending or legislative changes are complex, made by cabinet and ultimately approved by legislature, the lawyer for the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services said. “To expect the ministry to simply endorse those recommendations misconceives some very basic principles of democracy,” Mimi Singh said in closing arguments at the inquest. The inquest has been examining the death of Devon Freeman, who was 16
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