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Reward for Stealing Kids!
October 1, 2010 permalink
Rob Ferguson reports a fascinating admission by Richard Carpenter, past president of Brant CAS. The CAS area director offered a $5000 reward for each adoption. In CAS governance, the president is responsible purely for corporate functions. It is the executive director who has the power to grab children, and is the real political power in the organization. As president, Mr Carpenter got to watch the machinations of CAS from the inside.
For years we as parents have stated that the CFSA/CAS is about funding and not child protection. A few years back minister Marie Bountrogianni stated on a Hamilton radio station that "it's sick and sad CAS is funded on how many kids they take away". This statement has never been denied by the Ontario government. On Wednesday night I bumped into former Brant CAS President Richard Carpenter. It was really weird to talk with him and agreeing. Mr Carpenter stated that when he was president his board and four others within the area had a meeting with [the] area director. Mr Carpenter stated that the area director gave a direction to apprehend all cases they could and look for adoptable cases that could be easily closed. Mr Carpenter then stated that the area director then offered $5000.00 bonus for every adoption. This is what the problem is. We all know that the CAS and child protection have a place but this gives the ombudsman oversight reasonable grounds to go forward, unless the current government ignores the issues involving CAS/CFSA.
Source: Rob Ferguson through Facebook