First Nations in B.C. call on minister to resign over horrific child abuse case

CHILLIWACK, B.C. -First Nations leaders in British Columbia are calling for the resignation of the children’s minister and an overhaul of the foster system after a horrific case involving torture, starvation and other abuse that culminated in the beating death of an 11-year-old boy. A provincial court judge in Chilliwack, B.C., earlier this month sentenced a man and woman to 10 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to the aggravated assault and manslaughter of the fostered First Nation boy and the aggravated assault of his sister, aged eight. The name of the First Nation, the location and the names of all parties were banned by the courts to protect the identity of the children involved in the case. Court documents show the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s last…

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