The father of a child who died while in the care of the Ministry of Children and Family Development has harsh criticism for Premier Christy Clark’s alleged hacking accusations.
It’s been more than a year and a half since Peter Lang’s 15-year-old son Nick died while in a government rehab program in Campbell River.
But still, time hasn’t healed the wounds, and Lang says seeing Clark make hacking accusations only days removed from the B.C. acting children’s watchdog report on the death of Alex Gervais smells like a political smokescreen.
“I think it’s American-style lies that she’s intentionally ‘Trumped up’ and she’s using it to try and knock the Alex Gervais story off the front page.”
Lang continues to affirm he lost his son because of what he calls government “incompetence.”
Last March, Lang launched a civil suit against the province, saying the government was negligent and failed his son.
Lang says he’s still yet to receive any correspondence with anyone from the Clark government.
“I live in Chilliwack and we have a Liberal MLA and he hasn’t even reached out. He knows who I am, I cross paths with him every now and then, but he hasn’t even reached out to say ‘Hey, sorry for what happened’ or anything like that.”
Lang says on the other hand, he’s in regular contact with the BC NDP.
He hasn’t committed to getting involved in provincial politics, but isn’t ruling it out either.
Meanwhile, A B.C. information technology analyst thinks the alleged hacking of the B.C. Liberal’s website shows more about the creator of the site rather than the hacker.
Speaking on CKNW’s Steele and Drex, PrivaSecTech’s Kris Constable says the screenshot released by the Liberals Director of Communications doesn’t prove irregular behavior.
“If I was a betting man, I would bet that it was just an accident/incompetence on the person who set up this WordPress installation.”
He says a screenshot doesn’t prove who could have hacked into the party’s website.
“I mean this thing appears to be logging wrong passwords. So it could’ve actually been somebody even from the Liberal Party trying to log in and enter the wrong password and it would show up here.”
Premier Christy Clark initially blamed the NDP, but retracted that statement and said she’d wait for an investigation.