Peter Lang, the father of 15-year-old Nick Lang who died in provincial care six months ago in Campbell River, has issued another open letter to Premier Christy Clark and Minister Stephanie Cadieux.
In a Facebook post, he says despite Cadieux’s earlier statement saying there were no “discernible patterns” regarding the recent deaths of children in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development, there are several.
Lang says three out of the five children who died in care were aboriginal, making it a pattern.
“So Premier Clark and Minister Cadieux, I want to tell you that, yes, … yes there are discernible patterns. There are more patterns that I have not shared here but I am willing to share them publicly and privately. My goal is to prevent anymore unnecessary deaths of youth and, more specifically, deaths of our indigenous youth.”
He also says a lack of communication and “misleading” the families of the children is a pattern, in addition to “hiding behind the Privacy Act.”
Lang ends the letter by saying neither Clark nor Cadieux have contacted him to discuss measures the MCFD could have implemented to save children’s lives, and he’s ready to talk.