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N.S. Appeal Court averts drug test controversy in child protection case, says lawyer

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 @ 11:40 AM | By Terry Davidson

Nova Scotia averted legal upheaval akin to the Motherisk scandal when an Appeal Court quashed a ruling that a drug test in a child protection case was inadmissible due to a Halifax lab’s lack of forensic accreditation, says a lawyer.

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal’s Aug. 17 decision in Nova Scotia (Minister of Community Services) v. J.M. 2018 NSCA 71 involves the drug testing of parents of a 9-year-old girl.

In November 2017, the girl was placed in the care of her mother, J.M., who had...