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Dual Hamilton Events
June 23, 2010 permalink
John Dunn and Mary Lou Janiga covered both of Hamilton's children's aid societies last Monday.
Accountability in CAS
On Monday we organized a last minute protest, I invited a few people and Ed and I went to the Catholic Children’s Aid Society at King and Sanford here in Hamilton.
John Dunn from http://www.accountablecas.ca/ was at the other Hamilton Children’s Aid Society at Arrowsmith Road on his way through on his bike ride for accountability of the Children’s Aid Societies of this province. He met up with a few supporters as well and it was too bad that he didn’t attend our event.
We put up our signs, took lots of pictures and our small trusty bull horn came in handy to spew out the atrocities committed against our families and children under the CAS’ control. We stood out in the hot sun, and it was a good thing we had some shade. We were there for about 2 hours after we set up and walked around, took pictures, and talked to people as they walked by and read our signs.
Single mothers, fathers and even CCAS workers talked to us. A lot of people have had CAS/CCAS in their lives and are more than willing to share their pain and stories of what they have done to their families.
One CCAS worker came out and talked on the phone to call the police, but we stood our ground. The Police didn’t show up and we were peaceful and did not block pedestrian traffic. I will post some pictures on Face book.
I still think of Vinny and Paige every day. They are still in my thoughts and on my mind daily and that is why I still count and do my diary daily and weekly.
Source: Mary Lou Janiga blog