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"We must vigilantly stand on guard within our own borders for human rights and fundamental freedoms which are our proud heritage......we cannot take for granted the continuance and maintenance of those rights and freedoms."
We Won't Back Down See what children and their families are doing to fight back against the Children's Aid Society (CAS) and the family courts (Video) The unlawful detention of children at schools by school officials and CAS workers
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(April 11, 2014)
An Ontario judge has criticized the CAS for incompetent work and has ordered 1.4 million dollars in costs against the CAS for its lousy work.
Read the attached article written by Randy Richmond of the London Free Press
(April 2, 2014)
P.E.I.’s auditor general has raised concern over cash advances paid to staff in the Summerside Prince Edward Island child protection office in her 2014 annual report.
The Department of Community Services took the unusual step of calling in the AG to probe the Summerside office’s accounts after department officials noticed an unusual number of cheques being issued to staff.
Auditor General Jane MacAdam found there was not enough oversight or accountability over cash given to and managed by staff for children in the province’s care.
Feb 6, 2014
A mother from Ontario has written a letter to Ontario's Attorney General alleging that the court transcripts and audio recording of her court hearing were fixed to remove a judge's comment.
Read the attached letter.
(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.
(Jan 11, 2014) In light of the many complaint that Canada Court Watch receives from Canadians about transcripts being altered and the costs of transcripts being unaffordable, we thought we would post an article written last year by Judge Judy who says that closed courtrooms only protect bad judges and lawyers.
It is time for Legislation to make it mandatory for video cameras in Canada's family courts.
Teen sues after sexual assault in foster home
December 3, 2013 - Ryan Cormier, Edmonton Journal
A 15-year-old girl has launched a $1.15-million lawsuit after she was sexually assaulted by the biological son of the Edmonton foster family she was placed with.
The girl, who cannot be identified, is suing both the foster family and Metis Child and Family Services, who placed her with the family in March 2004, when she was five. She remained with the family for two years and three months.
(Nov 29, 2013) A mother is suing the city's child protection services for $500,000 after an employee impregnated her and then committed suicide, QMI Agency has learned.
The mother, whose identity is protected by law and can't be published, claims a former employee of Montreal's English-language child services bureau, known as Batshaw, manipulated her for sex.
After the mother sued, the agency fired its employee, Peter Fergus, who then committed suicide in May 2012.
The mother first met Fergus in 2011, when the agency temporarily took custody of her second child.
A prominent lawyer with over 35 years experience on the bar as a Criminal Lawyer who in many cases was defending parents wrongly accused during family court proceedings, speaks out. During his public presentation he indicates that a lot of money is being made off the breakup of families and that the Family Court system is a mutli-billion dollar industry.
Toronto – Two prominent advocates for shared parenting, Senator Anne Cools and Professor Edward Kruk, will be featured speakers at the fundraising dinner on June 11, 2013 for Leading Women 4 Shared Parenting (LW4SP), an organization of prominent women in Canada, USA, and the UK advocating for shared parenting as the presumptive legal standard following dissolution.
May 6, 2013
The Highland Shores Children's Aid Society has been conducting a number of community meetings which members of the communities affected have revealed are not much more than sessions designed to misinform and mislead the public.
Read the attached article in pdf format from the Ontario Child Welfare Report written by community justice advocate Curtis Kingston.