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CHILD PROTECTION - Practice and procedure - Courts - Jurisdiction - Statutory authority - Appeals and judicial review

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 8:39 AM  

Appeal by the Waterloo Children's Aid Society, cross-appeal by the parents, and cross-appeal by trial counsel from a Superior Court appellate ruling. The Society had longstanding concerns regarding the parents' drug use and mental health issues. Following a 17-day Ontario Court of Justice trial, the child, age ten, was found in need of protection and made a Crown ward with no access. The parents appealed the termination of access to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The appellate judge found that the trial judge did not...