The release of the report into Alex Gervais’ death has also brought up another high profile case of a child who died in care.
Paige died of a drug overdose on the downtown east side in 2013 after aging out of government care.
For many, she represents the system’s failure to protect young people they should be protecting.
Her aunt, Frances Robson says the report into her niece’s death hasn’t seen the Ministry make real changes since then.
“So far they haven’t and from what I hear at these meetings that I’ve gone to nothing has been done, they’re still … and why is [Children’s Minister Stephanie] Cadieux still in there? She should be out… I strongly believe that,” she says.
Robson says she feels frustrated and angry, and has her recommendations of her own for the Minister for Children and Family Development, Stephanie Cadieux.
“Be fired, or resign,” she says. “Just get her out of there because nothing has improved, it’s just the same old same.”
Robson says, just like the Alex Gervais report shows, there was also a lack of accountability for agencies dealing with her niece.
“I don’t know why these people are still there, especially Miss Cadieux, she doesn’t seem to be doing anything either.”
The child advocate’s report into Paige’s death found the 19-year-old died from child abuse and neglect.
Then advocate, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, wrote that Paige’s case shows “a startling example of a collective failure to act by multiple organizations and individuals who should have helped [her].”