The First Nations Summit is adding their voice to the many who are calling for the firing of Minister of Children and Families, Stephanie Cadieux.
These calls come after the Ministry moved to appeal a Supreme Court Decision finding them responsible for taking four children away from their mother, and placing them in the care of their abusive father.
One of the children was sexually abused by her father because of this decision.
Political executive of the First Nations Summit, Cheryl Casmier, says there need to be changes made in the Ministry.
“It’s totally contradictory to what it is the Ministry of Children and Families is supposed to be all about. It’s supposed to be about protecting children, keeping them from harms way. You know for them to even appeal this? What does this even say about their mandate?”
Casmier says it is disrespectful for the Ministry to question what the family went through, and to drag them through another court case.
“Families are losing a lot of trust, there definitely needs to be some kind of investigation and a review. There needs to be some extreme changes made.”
She says too many children have been put in harm’s way with Cadieux in charge.
Stephanie Cadieux says she is aware public confidence in her Ministry has taken a hit throughout this case.
Earlier, she appointed former deputy minister Bob Plecas to look into the case to find out what exactly happened.