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Brantford Rally II

July 26, 2008 permalink

Mary Janiga reports on yesterday's rally in Brantford.



july 25, 2008 supporting families against Children's Aid Society

Children's Aid office, Brantford

On July 25, 2008 in support of Rob and Kalena and families everywhere, Child Assist Services attended their protest to show support to their cause and the injustices that they received by the Brantford Children’s Aid Society.

Ed and Mary headed on the highway on the bus to Brantford Ontario. Swayze was there in spirit but due to health reasons she could not attend. She did offer a show of support by getting a friend in Brantford to deliver coffee and peach juice to the courthouse at 44 Queen Street, before we left Brantford to get home to Hamilton. Thanks Swayze. She was missed by all those in attendance.

Members from Canada Court Watch, one of the members of our group Child Assist Services and friend Lisa, and members from the Brantford community attended the protest. It was a warm day and we had great conversations with those in attendance.

Some members of the group left the protest site and headed into the surveys and neighborhoods to get petitions signed in support of Bill 93 and the Ombudsman oversight of Children’s Aid Societies in this Province of Ontario and we filled a few pages.

This is just one of the 14 satellite offices for the Children’s Aid Society of Brantford. You can bet that we will find out where the rest are. This just shows the amount of money spent by this Children’s Aid Society to hire more staff and destroying more families. By not helping these families they are hurting them by removing their children and this affects their lives forever.

I would like to thank Rob and Kalena for inviting us to their protest. A few people made the effort to show up on a hot Friday morning to hold signs and listen to stories about the hardships and injustices faced upon us by the Children’s Aid Societies of this Province of Ontario.

Posted by maryjaniga at 4:19 PM

Source: Mary Janiga blog entry for July 25, 2008