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August 9, 2008 permalink
Canada Court Watch reports that group home residents have to put up with bedbugs and repeated insecticide sprays.
Toronto CAS group home infested with bedbugs!
(August 9, 2008) Court Watch has received inside information that a Toronto region group home has been infested with bed bugs on intermittent basis for over 18 months with the problem continuing as of today. It has been reported that the children in care are being bitten while they sleep. Children have had their personal belongings and clothing thrown out and are being forced to sleep on the floor without blankets. The residence has been sprayed numerous times but the bugs keep coming returning. Questions can also be raised as to how much pesticide have the children been exposed to in this CAS home after repeated spraying. If these conditions existed in a private home, CAS would likely apprehend children from parents, yet when these deplorable conditions exist within a taxpayer funded CAS facility, nothing is done. Children report being threatened with punishment by CAS workers if the children say anything to anyone about what they see going on in these homes. Sounds like this CAS facility should be closed down permanently!
Source: Canada Court Watch entry for August 9, 2008