"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Not one

BondPapers takes Joan Burke to task for this statement:

Mr. Speaker, the previous government received a report in 1997, and on page 59 of that report it outlined what the focus should be in the legislation. In not one place did it say it should be in the best interests of the child. Do you know what? You took it, you brought it in and now we are left with the problems.
For shame’s sake, BondPapers!

Joan Burke spoke the truth when she said, “In not one place did it say [the focus of the legislation] should be in the best interests of the child.

That’s because the legislation says it in three places. In addition to s. 7, the Act also provides:
44. (3) The judge may grant an order to rescind an order for continuous custody, where he or she believes it is in the best interest of the child to do so.

64. (2) A director or social worker shall provide relevant information concerning the caregiver of a child or youth to the child or youth and the parent of the child or youth, but may withhold information where, in the opinion of the director or social worker, doing so is in the best interests of the child or youth.



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