Not Forgotten. How many children must die before someone takes responsibility?

In 2015, we had Paige's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/paige-death-government-release-report-1.3280603 In 2016, it was Nick's story: http://globalnews.ca/news/3015820/bc-childrens-watchdog-report-on-death-of-15-year-old-nick-lang-released/ And here we are just days into the second month of 2017...and we have Alex's story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/children-s-advocate-says-province-failed-teen-at-abbotsford-hotel-1.3968887 "On a mid-September morning in 2015, in an act of obvious desperation, an 18-year- old Métis youth named Alex took his own life by …

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Let’s talk about priorities, and doing what needs to be done now, not at next years budget.

The BC Liberal government just announced this: $100 million dollar fund to boost B.C's tech sector          And this: Government leads the way with $50 million for health research           Yet even having acknowledged that the Ministry of Children and Family Development has been starved for resources for years-YEARS-and a …

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When wrong just doesn’t begin to describe it.

I'm about to give the old fingers a rest from the keyboard for the May long weekend -  they're getting a bit claw like - but there are three more stories I wanted to bring to your attention for posterity. Readers who have been with me long enough know that while I feel strongly enough …

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BC Government denies cancelling gifts for kids in care

A joint effort today, proving that when the going gets tough... the bloggers get going!  It started with a really pointed post at The Gazetteer, picked up over with the  indomitable Ian Reids, continued with a new tip and email here on my site and was carried on over at Norm's.... And the Ministry of Children and …

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