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Bill 210 Enacted

March 28, 2006 permalink

Bill 210 amending the Child and Family Services Act was enacted yesterday by the Ontario Legislature. Here are links to the Hansard and a press release by Mary Anne Chambers. The new legislation will gut the internal complaints procedure within Children's Aid, will establish a new altenative dispute resolution procedure that may weaken aggrieved parents access to the courts, and will allow adoption of children who still have legal ties to their natural parents. The Ontario Ombudsman was not given authority to look into CAS abuses. You will not find out how your MPP voted, because the bill was enacted without a recorded vote.