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OACAS: Disclose Your Lobbying

December 1, 2009 permalink

John Dunn is requesting copies of submissions by the lobby group OACAS. Any organization truly dedicated to the public interest would be glad to share information with Mr Dunn. But he might get the same kind of foot-dragging encountered in his efforts to get Ottawa CAS to comply with the Corporations Act.



Jeanette Lewis
Executive Director
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies (OACAS)
Toronto, ON

Tues. Dec. 01, 2009

Jeanette Lewis,

I read on page 16 of the OACAS's latest annual report (2008/09), that the OACAS, on behalf of Ontario's publicly funded Children's Aid Societies, has made made proposals to the Government of Ontario for Child and Family Services Act amendments, that the OACAS submitted speaking notes, backgrounders, and submissions to Standing Committees of the Legislative Assembly regarding access to CAS records, Ombudsman Oversight, and pending Corporations Act changes.

Since the OACAS's last Income Statement shows that the OACAS is funded by over $8.3 Million dollars in tax-payers money annually, would you be able to send me copies of the above mentioned speaking notes, backgrounders, submissions and proposals for distribution to the tax-paying public?

I ask this because of the fact that all of these materials mentioned, especially ones regarding the pending 2010 review of the Child and Family Services Act are critically important issues affecting children, youth and their families who are involved with, and whose lives are seriously affected by a Society.

Your response, with copies of these materials attached, or at the very least, a list of such materials that I could select from, would be greatly appreciated.

John Dunn
Executive Director
The Foster Care Council of Canada

Source: John Dunn blog