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September 29, 2009 permalink
Canada Court Watch has found a case in which children's aid got a girl to bear false witness against her mother by sharing some of their bounty with the girl herself. Remember that a typical allowance for a teenager in CAS care is ten dollars a week, and sometimes part of that is embezzled by the foster parents.
Ontario's office of the Children's Lawyer knowingly submits false affidavit to court claims teen client
(Sept 26, 2009) A teenager has contacted Court Watch and reported that her Toronto based lawyer working for Ontario's Office of the Children's Lawyer knowingly submitted a false statement of agreed facts to the court in which the lawyer was representing the teen. According to the teen and her family she had been offered a generous monthly cash allowance of close to $500 a month plus a free place to live by the Toronto CAS if she agreed to live under their care when she turned 16 years of age. The condition of course being that she must be willing to sign an agreed statement of facts prepared by the CAS stating that her mother was abusing her. Even though the teen told her children's lawyer that what was in the document about her mother was a lie, the lawyer advised her that if she wanted to get the money and benefits that the CAS was offering her she must sign the document containing the false information which would be then given to the court. Lured by money and promises of having her own place to live free from adult control, she signed the documents knowing that it was wrong. The teen just could not turn down the lure of money and freedom that the Toronto CAS was offering to her. Court Watch has an electronically recorded interview with the teen to validate the claims. Court Watch will follow up with a complaint letter to the Premiere of Ontario requesting that an end be put on the practice of CAS luring teens into its care.
It would appear that CAS agencies are on a campaign to lure teenagers to remain in their care using money and freedom as the bait. Of course the CAS will get a considerable amount of money on top of that being paid to the teens to cover its overhead of managing the file. The cost to taxpayers is likely double to triple that if the teen was to apply for welfare. Seems that CAS agencies have found a nice little loophole to fill their pockets with cash from the taxpayers of Ontario.
Source: Canada Court Watch