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Family Day Usurped
February 10, 2010 permalink
The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa is usurping Ontario's holiday Family Day to promote foster care. The full press release is below.
John Dunn points out the significant paragraph.
[CAS] has ensured that the youth in care ... can be photographed and interviewed. Proper consents have been obtained therefore the media will not be in contravention of section 45 of the CFSA.
John Dunn says there is no exception under the law for consents. But another way of looking at it suggests that once CAS has publicly taken the position that consents are sufficient to contravene the law, they cannot later seek to enjoin others from publishing names with consent, at least in any forum recognizing the basics of law.
"We Need Families" - Youth in Care hold press conference on Parliament Hill on Family Day
OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Youth in Care use their voice and stand together to bring awareness to the need for foster families across Eastern Ontario. During the third annual Foster a Snow Angel event, youth in care are inviting the community to make angels on Parliament Hill. This emotionally charged event aims at bringing much needed attention to the number of children and youth in Eastern Ontario who need families.
Foster families and their children from Belleville to Cornwall, Pembroke to Brockville will be converging on Parliament Hill to demonstrate the need for foster families for children in the care of Children's Aid Societies in Eastern Ontario by making snow angels. Each snow angel represents a child or youth in care waiting for a family.
During their press conference the youth in care will speak of their personal experiences and will be introducing the special guests.
- Day in Ontario Monday, February 15, 2010 11:30 a.m.
- Parliament Hill, Ottawa The event will take place on both sides of Centennial Flame before the steps
- Special Guests:
- Senator The Honourable Jim Munson Sénateure Lucie Pépin MP The Honourable Peter Milliken MP Paul Dewar Députée l'honorable Madeleine Meilleur MPP Yasir Naqvi Your Worship Larry O'Brien, Mayor of Ottawa Clive Doucet, City Councillor Jim Watson
Photo ops & Interviews:
The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa has ensured that the youth in care who are participating in the press conference and those identified as spokespeople can be photographed and interviewed. Proper consents have been obtained therefore the media will not be in contravention of section 45 of the CFSA. France Clost of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa Communications Office will assist the media with photo ops at the event. Should the media have questions regarding confidentiality requirements or the CFSA, please contact France Clost.
For further information: Eastern Zone Children's Aid Societies: France Clost, Communications, The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa, (613) 747-7800 ex. 2033, (613) 513-8842 (mobile), http://www.casott.on.ca
Source: Canada News Wire