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Call to Former Alberta Wards
January 17, 2010 permalink
In a lawsuit on behalf of former foster children, Alberta is resisting disclosure of names to the plaintiffs, claiming to protect former wards by hiding them. If you are a former ward of Alberta, you can help by making contact with John Dunn, details in the expand block.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Alberta Government Hiding Behind Child Welfare Confidentiality in Legal Matter
In Short. Lawyer in Alberta initiates class action lawsuit against Alberta Government on behalf of foster children who suffered damages while in foster care. Government tries to say kids in care want their privacy respected and won't give names and addresses to lawyer to join the suit because they will not want to reveal their personal information to a lawyer and the lawyer needs all the support he can get in the form of former and current foster kids swearing affidavits that say otherwise.
We want to hear from you, if you are a current or former ward or foster child, and if you would help our fellow foster brothers and sisters in that province by simply swearing an affidavit stating that you as a current or former foster child would have no problem giving your identifying information and address to the class action lawyer and to the court so that you could possibly win financial or other awards if your case were won.
Don't let this particular government hide behind legislation that was put in place to protect kids in care, not to provide a wall for officials to hide behind.
Spread the word about this post to everyone you know. We need as many affidavits signed as possible.
IF you want to contact
Posted by afterfostercare at 5:11 PM
Source: Foster Care News (John Dunn)