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Owen Sound Rally
January 27, 2012 permalink
The press has announced today's rally in Owen Sound.
Rally at Owen Sound CAS
A Rally for Accountability of Ontario Children's Aid Societies is being held today,
It is on from 11 AM until 4:30 PM at the CAS Office at 1290 3rd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
It is one of several rallies taking place in the province.
Zane Sherwood of Voices of the Children and Canada court watch says there are several issues they want addressed:
They want the Ontario Government and the Ministry of Child and Youth Services to begin taking responsibility for Ontario's 53 Children's Societies, and to begin investigating complaints of alleged criminal activity and wrong doing.
Sherwood says Ontario is the only Province in Canada without independent Ombudsman oversight to investigate decisions or recommendation made in the course of the administration of a Children's Aid Society.
He believes this will help protect children in dangerous foster care situations and innocent families.
Sherwood claims enquiries have proven children are being taken from innocent parents and some put up for adoption.
He says all 53 Children's Aid Societies are self regulated, non-governmental organizations that should only receive more funding with oversight.
This would save taxpayers millions.
Sherwood says their requests for oversight are reasonable, and are not attacks on good social workers or attempts to close important services like Children's Aid Societies.
Source: CFOS Owen Sound