Death by government: “and the vast majority are aboriginal”

The Edmonton Journal has just run a story, “Fatal Care: Foster Care Tragedies Cloaked in Secrecy”, following a four-year struggle to access government records on the foster care system and deaths in them.  According to the report, the number of deaths that occurred amongst children who had been removed from their parents by child protection staff for their own safety is 300% more than the number reported by the government.  And a “third of children who die in care are babies, another third are teenagers, and the vast majority are aboriginal.”  You can read the article here http://www.edmontonjournal.com/life/Fatal+care+Foster+care+tragedies+cloaked+secrecy/9203131/story.html .  There is a lot to absorb in it. 

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