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November 2, 2011 permalink
A refugee from Nazi-occupied Holland recently saw the same abuse committed by CAS social workers.
Aida Wilson I went to see my 82-year-old mom yesterday at the hospital. She has had a stroke. She has five great-grandchildren. Two have been taken by the dad and with the help of CAS Simcoe. They now do not see our side of the family at all. My mother went to a supervised visit at an access centre — my daughter had her 4-hour visit with them. When it was over the children's aid worker came and took the children away. My mother started crying when she told me this. She said it was the way they took them away — the worker walked down the hall with one child on each side of her. She held them closely to her side. They could not even have turned around to say goodbye if they had wanted to. My mother was very upset with tears running down her face as she told me this: She said the (so-called social) worker looked like an SS officer and then looked at me in shock because she realized she just referred to them as something she has not witnessed for over 40 years (She lived in Holland during the second world war). I said: "It's ok mom, I hear you, and I can imagine how horrible this must be for you as well. She cried, my heart is broken. She will probably never see her great-grandchildren again because children's aid, from what I have witnessed, just simply does not give a damn about families or extended families. I said: Mom there are a lot of us out there trying to do something to get accountability, there really are. She asked with an angry look in her eyes: Why is Canada allowing this to happen to their children? What did we come here for??