“It’s been absolutely devastating on us.”
The Ministry of Children and Families are on the defensive yet again, after a family says they were misled and lied to about their son, whom they placed into government care.
In June, Peter Lang’s 15-year-old son, Nick was suffering from meth addiction after having just come off a recent binge.
Nick’s mother and father placed him into a substance abuse program for teens in Campbell River, telling a ministry worker who picked him up that he had recently relapsed and needed to be closely monitored.
“After he died we found that otherwise that the information never made it to the family of where he was living.”
Nick was discovered dead in a closet.
The fallout from his son’s death has left Nick’s family with a familiar request.
“There needs to be an independent inquiry, a public inquiry, so we can shine a light on what the issues are.”
The Lang family are the third family in as many weeks to demand an inquiry, along with the families of Alex Gervais and Carly Fraser.