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CUSTODY AND ACCESS - Offences and penalties - Child abduction - Hague Convention - Practice and procedure - Appeals - Stay of order pending appeal

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 @ 8:22 AM  

Motion by the appellant mother for a stay of an order to return the parties' children to Tennessee. The parties' children were born in February 2015 and February 2017. In July 2017, the mother took the two children from Tennessee to Mississauga without the father's knowledge or consent. They resided with the mother's mother. The father applied for return of the children pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The mother alleged that the children had no habitual residence due...