Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ottawa CAS Responds to Charges with Threats and Asserts Permission Required From Them to Charge Them

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa and its executive director Barbara MacKinnon who were both charged under the Corporations Act for failing to furnish a list of their members as required by law, and for allowing the offence to be committed, have responded to the charges with a resolution "proposal" and a threat combined into one.

The Society's letter, via their counsel Danesh Singh Rana, of Burke Robertson Barristers & Solicitors in Ottawa, also alluded to the fact that the Society feels it has the authority to permit or prevent a person from pressing charges against them in their statement which reads as follows:

"The Society cannot, and will not, permit you to lay charges every time you wish to bring attention to something to the C.A.S. members."

Read the entire letter from the Society in the following link under the bold header "Update 2" in the following link:

http://fostercarenews.blogspot.com/2009/11/charges-pressed-against-ottawa-cas.html

1 comment:

  1. "The Society cannot, and will not, permit you to lay charges every time you wish to bring attention to something to the C.A.S. members."

    This reeks of abusive power, the CAS is implying that they are judge and jury; though it contrives the law. Their statement, "cannot, and will not, permit" suggests the believe that they are above the law.

    Over the years children die in their care. They provide false affidavits in court procedures. Their workers have been documented as lying in court. The only consequence has been, when forced, they simply transfer the worker to another CAS.

    These are not isolated, moreover the Ministry fails to insure that CAS follow guidelines and rules set out through legislature to insure children are protected. Many children are suffering and abused in care, while the Ministry claims that it is not responsible.

    It is this lack of oversight that provides CAS with delusions of grandeur that they are above the law. This attitude is also justifies almost 3 million dollars of monies spent on a lobby group, the OACAS; they claim children will suffer due to their over spending. They claim that visitation of children with their parents will be seriously impacted, but no one is addressing the Millions of our tax dollars that are taken off the top of allocated funds that are meant for children in need...

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