Former VANOC head John Furlong has released a new statement in which he defends his time at a Burns Lake, B.C., school and takes new swipes at the author of an article in which he was accused of physically and mentally abusing students. (Read part one on allegations of abuse of first nation children while Furlong at Burns Lake, B.C., here.)
Mr. Furlong’s background, and his accounts of it, have been under scrutiny since the Georgia Straight piece was published. Since then, The Globe and Mail has spoken to several former students who allege Mr. Furlong hit, kicked, or shoved them. He has denied any wrongdoing. The RCMP is investigating the allegations.
Read the full article by The Globe and Mail here.