An Open Letter From Furlong's Accusers to Prime Minister Trudeau
An Open Letter From Furlong’s Accusers to Prime Minister Trudeau
John Furlong’s accusers are asking the federal government to listen to them.
In an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and two cabinet ministers, Cathy Woodgate and seven others who say Furlong abused them as children call for Trudeau to ask Furlong to step down from Own the Podium, a government-created and government-funded non-profit sports organization. John Furlong is the chair of its board of directors.
Woodgate et. al call the organization “Share the Podium” in their letter, a change which was made deliberately, CANADALAND is told.
Five of the undersigned have also written sworn affidavits detailing the abuse they say they endured. None of their claims have been tested in court and Furlong has denied all allegations.
CANADALAND presents the open letter, in full:

Burns Lake First Nations People and John Furlong

I think you should be getting our newsletter

Get a weekly note about our top stories.

This is a good thing that we do. You'll like this.

Latest Stories
Hunting Nazis Online Before It Was Cool
The CBC fired a reporter who tried to blow the whistle on systemic racism
Essential Voices: Working in the Pandemic
This is such an easy decision!Support our stuff, we'll make you proud.

We are a very rare kind of company – actually and truly independent journalism. 

We tell great stories that need to be told, without fear or favour.

We work for you.

Support us. We uncover secrets and hold the powerful to account. 

We've done it before. We keep doing it. 

Plus: ad-free podcasts, maybe some socks or a t-shirt. Up to you. 

$5/month