Support Unheard Stories of First Nations Day School Abuse

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Rosemary/John Baxter
5 years ago
Mr. Trudeau has to follow his words with actions....there has to be justice in this case and we believe Mr. Furlong should be made to step aside until their is a complete and transparent inquiry.

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Mar Martinez de Saavedra Alvarez
5 years ago
It is 2016 - enough looking the other way and ignoring this dark episode in our history. Imagine your children were the ones taken...
It is not about vengeance, but about healing - this cannot happen until the silence is broken and all the abused can find some peace.

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Dee Turner
5 years ago
The injustices to aboriginal students in Canada and specifically British Columbia against Lake Babine First Nation students from their alleged abuser John Furlong must not continue, and silenced voices must be heard.. Other victims who suffered at the hands of this powerful self serving tyrant will not remain silent if Furlong continues to represent our country in Olympic narratives.

His case against Investigative journalist Laura Robinson was a complete travesty of justice, in a kangaroo court that ignored all factual evidence against Furlong while denying the testimony of dozens of witnesses about whom the original story was based.

Judge Wedge should have recused herself for holding an obvious bias in Furlong's favour & deserves to be removed from the bench for her wilfully prejudiced, ignorant, unjust & incompetent decision. We have lost complete faith in our "legal" system which has been allowed to publicly ignore the truth, factual evidence & testimony under oath weighted with such obscene & obvious bias. This BC Supreme Court case has exposed & dishonoured our whole judicial system as favouring the rich & powerful over the invisible, poor & powerless.

We demand a voice and basic justice for blatant lies told & endless obstructions, repeated by lame media verbatim as if untouchable. Furlong is NOT innocent of the accusation made against him & we fully intend to prove the rampant abuse, lies & miscarriages of justice. We will not be deterred, no matter how long it takes.

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Nancy West
6 years ago
Nancy West

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Gary Gagen
6 years ago
I knew him well enough to know he was worse than was reported...

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Arwen Faulkner
6 years ago
We need these stories. Every single voice matters.

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Courtney Mason
6 years ago
This represents some of the worse abuse of power in our society. It is despicable that more Canadians are not standing up for community members and demanding justice in the case of John Furlong. I wholeheartedly support the prime minister's actions and recommend a full review of the case facts.

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Colleen Morgenroth
6 years ago
Isn't it bad enough that "the system" allowed such abuse to happen in the first place? The survivors must be given the opportunity to tell their stories, and their abuser must be held responsible.

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Cathy Woodgate
6 years ago
I am asking for your support in signing this petition, to hear our voices, to give us a chance to tell you what abuse we went through by this man. Please we have stayed silent so long, and we need to talk, and start healing. This man has done us wrong, and has ruined what we could have done with our lives. We are humans, we have feelings, and what happened to us needs to be brought out. If he has nothing to hide then why does he always leave out Burns Lake? So please sign this petition, encourage others to sign. You need to hear the TRUTH!!!

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john morgenroth
6 years ago
Mr Furlong's abriged autobiography is a self admission of his failures to himself, his church and most importantly to the students who were entrusted to his care. The public can see this. Justice has failed to reveal the truth in its courts, and the Canadian Judicial Council needs to correct this.