Less money on government lawyers, more on social workers and other front-line staff to help vulnerable youth.
That, from the father of a teen who died in government care, after he receives a legal letter he believes was meant to intimidate him.
Peter Lang has taken to social media, days after going public with the story of his 15-year-old son Nick’s death.
Battle of the letters
Lang says says the province’s lawyers have warned him about sharing certain information, saying it violates his son’s privacy.
But in a fiery response, Lang says he’s surprised to see such quick action on a privacy issues.
He wonders if quicker action by MCFD could have saved his son’s life.
He ends by suggesting the government lawyer refuse to write him any more letters — and instead tell the province to spend that money on social workers, substance abuse experts, and aboriginal probation officers.
The Langs are the third family in recent weeks to call for a public inquiry into the deaths of their children in care.