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Family Law - Child protection - Practice and procedure - Parties - Independent representation of children - Standing - Appeals and judicial review

Thursday, December 22, 2016 @ 7:00 PM  

Appeal by two children, represented by counsel appointed under the Public Guardian and Trustee Act, from an order striking the father’s appeal as moot. The appellants were the youngest of six children apprehended from their father’s care in 2011 and 2012. The Ministry commenced protection proceedings in Provincial Court, citing a long history of alcohol abuse and child neglect. The children’s mother passed away prior to the hearing. The Provincial Court found all six children in need of protection. The three youngest children were the subject...