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Symposium on child welfare set after series of deaths in Alberta

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 1:27 PM | By Amanda Jerome

Tamara Lovett is just one name on a growing list of parents in southern Alberta who have been tried for the deaths of their children.

Lovett was found guilty of negligence causing death and failing to provide the "necessaries of life" (as set out in s. 215 of the Criminal Code) on Jan. 23 after her seven-year-old son Ryan died of a strep infection in 2013. The lesser charge of failing to provide the "necessaries of life" was stayed. She’s out on bail until her next...