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ADOPTION - Practice and procedure - Discovery - Evidence - Appeals and judicial review - Of interim or interlocutory orders

Monday, April 10, 2017 @ 10:53 AM  

Appeal by AAAM from pre-trial orders refusing an interprovincial subpoena for two witnesses, and refusing further discovery examination of the Director of Adoption. The appellant was a citizen of Saudi Arabia who resided in Canada on an expired student visa. The subject child was born in 2009. The mother denied the appellant's paternity, indicated on the birth registration that the father was unknown, and signed the necessary forms for placement of the child for adoption. Within one month, DNA testing established the appellant's parentage. The appellant...