April 1, 2009
In a move to cut $1.5 billion dollars from the provincial budget, premier
Dalton McGuinty has announced a reform package for social services.
- Formation of special task forces. One will scrutinize every child
currently in provincial care, to identify children who can be
immediately returned to family care. Another will prosecute social
workers, psychiatrists and adoption lawyers for perjury, falsification
of evidence, extortion and fraudulent claims on appropriated funds.
- Revision of the tax code to allow credits for charitable contributions
toward the few children who cannot be returned to families.
- Legislation restricting crown wardship to cases of dead or mentally
incompetent natural parents, and eliminating mandatory reporting.
- Opening family courts, including child protection and adoption cases, to
the public, and publication of the names and case files of all children
who have died in the care of children's aid societies.
An April Fool fantasy!