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CAS Ward Dies

September 7, 2007 permalink

The boy in a coma since August 9 has died. In controversy over the intervening month, Children's Aid asserted the right superior to the mother to determine when life support should be ended. In the CAS tradition of burying its mistakes, the boy's name remains secret.



Tot who fell into Markham pool dies

Sep 05, 2007 10:16 AM

By: Joe Fantauzzi, Staff Writer

A young boy pulled from a pool behind his Markham foster home has died.

The boy died in a Hamilton hospital Saturday, Toronto Children's Aid Society spokesperson Melanie Persaud said.

“I can confirm for you that the little guy has passed away,” Ms Persaud told

The 18-month-old tot, whose name was never released, was discovered in the pool behind his foster family's Pringle Avenue home, in the Hwy. 7 and Wootten Way area Aug. 9.

York Regional Police believe the tot crawled out the back door of the home and into the fenced area surrounding the pool before plunging into the water.

A police probe concluded the drowning was an accident.