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Watermelon Abuse

September 5, 2007 permalink

We are not making this up. A severely obese CAS worker lectured a mother on nutrition, after discovering that the mother, following her doctor's advice, fed her baby watermelon.



York, Ontario Region CAS's latest make work project - Watermelon patrol!

(Sept 4, 2007) It seems that even while they are on strike, workers with the York Region CAS continue to create havoc with children and parents in the community. It seems like workers who are on strike, still like to create work for themselves.

A mother called Court Watch today to report that Metro Toronto Police and two Metro CAS workers showed up at her door without notice after a complaint from York Region CAS workers who claimed that the mother was seen by a York Region CAS worker two weeks prior feeding her healthy 7-month-old baby small chopped up pieces of seedless watermelon at a food court in a public mall. The child's doctor reports that the child is in excellent heath and has had regular check ups and that the child should be introduced to fruit and vegetables at this age.

According to the mother, a 300 lb overweight and rude York Region CAS worker lectured her about taking courses on nutrition. Yet this CAS worker knew nothing about the baby's health. This overweight CAS worker it seems needs to take some of her own personal nutrition lessons before she should be lecturing to parents in the community about how to eat properly. This whole charade and huge waste of taxpayer's money was over some watermelon. While Toronto CAS refused to take up the mother's offer to inspect her apartment, CAS workers said that they would "be back," after checking with their legal department and with supervisory staff. (at more taxpayer's dollars of course!)

"Had CAS workers been required to audiotape their encounters with parents then none of this would have happened," said the mother because the CAS workers were rude and threatening and would not answer some questions when asked. CAS workers typically work in teams of two so that they can support each other as witnesses should they need to "fix" the records.

Source: Canada Court Watch