04/07/2016 17:43 EDT | Updated 04/08/2017 01:12 EDT

Manitoba Conservatives say they would move to share information to help kids

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Conservative party is promising to bring in a law that would enable those dealing with vulnerable children to share information.

Leader Brian Pallister says the legislation will be introduced if the party forms government April 19.

He says it would help government departments, child-welfare authorities and law enforcement agencies share what they know  about victimized children.

Better co-ordination and exchange of information was one of the recommendations from an inquiry into the death of Phoenix Sinclair.

The five-year-old was in and out of government care, fell through the cracks and was murdered by her mother and mother’s boyfriend.

The NDP had been working on implementing the recommendation, but indigenous leaders were reluctant, saying they wanted reserves to have more control over what happens to their children.

Pallister says better information sharing is vital if front-line workers are to act quickly to protect at-risk children.

The Canadian Press