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The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers

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Questions & Answers for school officials regarding CAS at children's schools

This must read document for teachers and school officials answers many of the questions that school officials have about CAS in their schools

Questions & Answers for Police regarding involvement with CAS workers

This must read document for police officers answers many of the questions that law enforcement officials have about dealing with CAS workers. (Coming soon)

The Unlawful Practice of Social Work by CAS workers in Ontario

This document written by child and family justice advocate Vernon Beck outlines how most Childrens Aid Society workers in Ontario are breaking the law

Understanding the Children's Aid Society - A historical analysis

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How to launch a lawsuit against teachers or the School Board

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A Child's Guide to Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer

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Lack of action on family court changes irks retired judge

(CBC News - Jan 23, 2014)

A retired judge says he's still waiting for the province to implement his recommendations on family court five years after he delivered them.

Raymond Guerette chaired the Access to Family Justice task force that presented its final report to the provincial government in 2009.

Guerette called the family court dysfunctional back then. And he says it still is.

"It's still too slow, it's still far too adversarial, it's still far too expensive, and it's frustrating for everyone," said Guerette. "The problems of the family court are still not resolved.
"It makes people suffer, the people who have to go through it, and especially the children of these people,"

The 2009 report said the adversarial system practically forced divorcing couples to hire lawyers and to make each other look bad, when the goal ought to be mediation and quick resolution.

Quick action was promised by then-justice minister T.J. Burke when the recommendations came out.

"I have no doubt in my mind that we're going to make our best efforts to adopt as many as we can over the next 24 to 48 months," said Burke at the time.

But instead of acting on the recommendations, the Liberals cut mediators and other court services, leading Guerette to say he felt betrayed.

Burke was defeated in the 2010 provincial election when the Liberals were defeated by David Alward's Progressive Conservatives.

A Family Court pilot project in Saint John has worked well, but Guerette says elsewhere, he still feels let down.

"The government has attempted to attenuate the situation but not that much, so we're not that far away from the comment I made a couple of years ago."

The pilot uses mediators and case management to try to resolve family disputes before they go to trial. Guerette said that model should be applied to the entire province.

Justice Minister Troy Lifford was not available to respond to Guerette's criticism.

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