Sask government to go after Thatcher

Justice minister confirms plans to seize money made from convicted killer's book

Justice Minister Don Morgan has confirmed the Saskatchewan government will attempt to seize money made from former provincial cabinet minister Colin Thatcher’s book, Final Appeal: The Anatomy of a Frame, published earlier this month and recently excerpted in Maclean’s, the Saskatoon StarPhoenix reports. Thatcher, convicted in the murder of his ex-wife JoAnne Wilson in 1983, spent 22 years in prison but has consistently maintained his innocence. Morgan told reporters his officials have examined the book and would soon dispatch letters to Thatcher and his publisher, Toronto-based ECW Press, seeking monies generated from its sale. “If co-operation isn’t forthcoming, then they would make an application to the Court of Queen’s Bench,” Morgan said.

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