This is hot off the press news this morning. Two newspapers in Edmonton and Calgary have had staff journalists doing a several month investigation of Alberta's children's ministry and specifically the numbers and kinds of deaths of children and youth in foster care over the past 15 years. It's appalling that the number is so high and that most of these have been undisclosed, that is, kept secret from the public.
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