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Minister Gives Family Cold Shoulder

April 3, 2005 permalink

On March 21 we reported the case of Alex Glinka and Cynthia Cameron who were compelled to give up custody of their son Jesse so that he could get the treatment he needs. In a debate in the Provincial Parliament on March 31, Shelley Martel questioned Marie Bountrogianni about this case. Mrs Bountrogianni offered nothing more than generalities in response, refusing to promise the family help without relinquishing custody of their son.

Addendum: On April 25, 2005 Ontario Ombudsman André Marin announced a special investigation into policies that force parents to abandon parental rights when getting residential care for disabled children. This may be the beginning of a solution, or the politicians getting rid of a hot-potato.