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No Criticism Allowed

May 2, 2010 permalink

When the Rotary Club of Belleville twice supported the Hastings Children's Aid Society financially, a person who does not wish to be identified expressed concern in an email to the club. In addition to support for a less than perfect CAS, there was a conflict owing to the service of CAS executive director Len Kennedy on the board of the Rotary Club. So what was the response? Expand to see it.



Hastings Children's Aid Society logo

January 5, 2009

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Dear ███ ███████ ███████:

Re: Your Email of 30 November 2009

Your email of 30 November 2009 has recently come to the Agency's attention, a copy of which is enclosed for your ease of reference.

I am requesting that you immediately send an email to the Rotary Club of Belleville retracting the libelous and defamatory comments made in your email of November 30, 2009, and to cease and desist in sending any communication defaming Mr. Kennedy and/or this Agency in the future.

Enclosed please find two pamphlets for your information. One pamphlet outlines the complaints procedure with the Child and Family Services Review Board, and the other pamphlet outlines this Agency's complaint procedure.

Yours very truly,

Joan E Tigert signature

Joan E. Tigert

Quinte Children's Foundation logo

The Quinte Children's Foundation is the charitable arm
of the Hasting's Children's Aid Society.
Charitable #89299 6968 RR0001

Head Office- 363 Dundas Street West, Belleville, ON K8P1B3 • Tel: 613-962-9291 • Toll-free: 800-267-0570 • TTY: 613-962-1019 • Fax:613-966-3868
North Hastings Office: RO. Box 837, Bancroft, ON K0L1C0 • Tel: 613-332-2425 • Toll-free: 866-532-2269 • Fax:613-332-5686
Quinte West Office: 469 Dundas Street West, Trenton, ON K8V3S4 • Tel: 613-965-6261 • Toll-free: 877-965-6261 • Fax:613-965-0930

Source: personal communication