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June 12, 2011 permalink
Esther Buckareff is producing a documentary film on Ontario's children's aid societies. Her recently-launched website blakout.ca has a log showing the reactions of Ontario's senior child-protection bureaucrats to requests for an interview.
TOP BUREACRATS HIDE BEHIND ANONYMITY
The 3 key publicly paid bureaucrats, whose rolls are fundamentally affiliated with the workings of the Children's Aid Society, refuse to answer poignant questions regarding issues arising from interviews with witnesses and experts.
COLLEGE REGISTRAR REFUSES INTERVIEW
Glenda McDonald, Senior Bureaucrat and Registrar at the College of Social Workers refuses to release public data, either through FIPPA or directly. Through email and phone conversation, she also refused any format of recorded interview.
EXECUTIVE LAWYER AT OCL CANCELS INTERVIEW
Senior Bureaucrat and Executive Lawyer at the Office of the Children's Lawyer, Lucy McSweeney, cancels on-camera interview after interview questions, with transcript notations, are sent ahead (as requested) for pre-interview screening.
SENIOR BUREACRAT CANCELS INTERVIEW
Irwin Elman, publicly appointed Executive Director from Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth cancelled a third-time rescheduled on-camera interview at the 11th hour after interview questions were sent ahead (as requested) for pre-screening.
Source: Esther Buckareff
Here is a small sample of Esther's work Add Your Voice (mp4).