“The University of British Columbia ignored the rights of First Nations when it reinstated John Furlong as guest speaker for its annual athletics department fundraiser, according to a complaint filed with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
Furlong, the former Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO who chairs Major League Soccer’s Vancouver Whitecaps, was hired last fall for $11,000 to deliver a half-hour motivational speech at the ZLC Millennium Scholarship Breakfast at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Feb. 28. UBC President Santa Ono cancelled Furlong’s appearance on Dec. 22 after complaints from students about Furlong’s controversial past as a gym teacher at a Catholic elementary school for aboriginals in 1969 and 1970.”
See the full article by Bob Mackin of The Breaker, a British Columbia news site, at http://thebreaker.news/miscellany/hrt-complaint/.
In addition to carrying his own historical abuse allegations, Furlong appears to have overlapped with George Gibney, the disgraced Irish Olympic swim team coach, at the Newpark School in Dublin. Gibney, the most notorious at-large sex criminal in global sports, lives in the U.S. Concussion Inc.’s 2015 Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for further disclosure of Gibney’s American immigration records is in mediation at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following last year’s ruling in our favor by District Court Judge Charles R. Breyer.