His fifteen year son hung himself in a closet six days after being placed in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development for a drug treatment program.
Days after going public with Nick Lang’s story, Peter Lang got a letter from government lawyers warning he violated his dead son’s privacy.
Now Premier Christy Clark says she regrets that letter was ever sent, admitting it was the “wrong time to receive a scolding from government.”
Lang says he accepts the apology.
“I actually really appreciated that, when I saw that this morning.”
But, he says there has been a lot of talk, and no change in how the Ministry deals with cases like Nick’s.
“We are not satisfied that things have been done that could be done. In the past couple of weeks since the case has become public, I’d like to see a few interim orders in terms of parents being consulted and participating in the process where appropriate.”
Lang is also expressing concern that a former MCFD employee was hired to conduct a review in the wake of Nick’s death.