When a coroner's inquest opens next month at the Prince George court house, Lorraine Matters is hoping to finally get concrete answers as to what happened to her son Greg.
Greg was killed a year ago in a police incident at the family's property in Pineview and the inquest is expected to deal with a range of issues including how the military and police handled Greg in the context of his post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis.
"We want the truth," Lorraine said. "We hope changes will be made so that post-traumatic stress disorder is treated properly and not put more fear into our soldiers."
The inquest, scheduled for one week, is set to open on Oct. 7. A jury will hear evidence about the events leading to Greg's death on Sept. 10, 2012 and will have the chance to offer recommendations to prevent similar incidents in the future.
The provincial Independent Investigations Office has already ruled that criminal charges should not be filed as a result of the shooting and the inquest is not intended to find anyone at fault.
Among the recommendations Lorraine hopes the jury will adopt is having all police officers wear video cameras when making an arrest and better treatment of soldiers and veterans.
"I don't want to see other families go through what we've gone through and Greg wouldn't want that," she said.
The Matters family is raising money to support their legal costs associated with the inquest. More information on donating is available at https://www.facebook.com/Justiceforgreg/app_190322544333196