She’s still not giving many answers, but Children and Family Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux is promising a review in the wake of a scathing court ruling.
Cadieux announced the review in the Legislature today.
“British Columbians deserve to know that their system is responsive and accountable and as such a review will be undertaken into all the policy and practice concerns raised by this judgement and the HR implications, Madame Speaker, but we will do so with due process.”
The NDP has been hammering Cadieux over the case, which saw social workers remove children from their mother and defy a court order by giving their father access to the children.
The court found one of the children was abused by the father.
The lawyer for a BC mom who won the David and Goliath battle against the province is relieved the government is reviewing the case but is deeply concerned how things have been handled so far.
Jack Hittrich says he is encouraged that the ministry is finally taking positive steps considering the multitude of errors the BC Supreme Court decision details.
“Another sign of good faith would be if they started providing funding for counselling for these children and the mother there should be funding for counselling made available forthwith .”
Hittrich says he doesn’t believe this review should delay determining damages in the case.
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