B.C.’s children’s watchdog is planning to ask the province next week for more money to investigate four cases of youth who died in government care.
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond says it includes the case of Nick Lang.
The 15-year-old died in June, after six days in care while seeking treatment for a meth addiction.
“Trust has been broken with those families. I can understand they need full investigations into those cases, particularly because so many hostile experiences have been part of what they’ve been through.”
Turpel-Lafond adds families should be able to speak out about their child’s death, and not be threatened with breaking privacy laws.