Teen in B.C. provincial care dies in fall from hotel window
Eighteen-year-old Alex Gervais was moved a total of 16 times within the B.C. foster system, and was still in government care when he fell to his death from a fourth-floor hotel room where he had been sent to live alone and unsupervised.
"This is a tragedy," said Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.'s Representative for Children and Youth.