B.C.’s justice minister says government lawyers who sent a letter to the father of a child who died in the province’s care were just doing their job.
“I believe they saw privacy concerns they thought should be addressed, so that was the purpose of that letter.”
Suzanne Anton was responding to questions about a letter sent to Peter Lang this week, after the Chilliwack father went public about the death of his 15-year-old son, Nick.
Lang says he felt the province was trying to intimidate him.
He has since written to the province, saying it should spend money on front-line workers, not lawyers.
Nick is the third case of a death in B.C. government care to gain attention in recent weeks.
There are growing calls for a public inquiry.