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First Nations day school students want new investigation of abuse claims, say RCMP probe marred by 'bias'

 


The B.C. RCMP investigation into First Nations day school abuse allegations against John Furlong, the former 2010 Vancouver Olympics CEO, was tainted by "bias" and "discrimination," according to a recent filing with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

The filing by six members of the Lake Babine Nation itemized the failures of the RCMP investigation, ranging from limited questioning of alleged victims, to a failure to follow leads or to obtain additional information through production orders.

"The case demonstrates the inequality that Indigenous communities experience in accessing justice," said the Complainant's Statement of Particulars, submitted with the tribunal on Monday.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/lake-babine-day-school-students-rcmp-investigation-1.5632173

 

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