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August 2014 Archives

PROPORTIONALITY, SUMMARY JUDGMENT, SELF REPRESENTED CHILD WELFARE LITIGANTS

We have previously commented upon procedural fairness in child welfare cases and the role that summary judgment motions play: Part 1 Part 2. We have called for reforms. The growing threat to procedural fairness principles has been further exacerbated by the Supreme Court of Canada decision, Combined Air when it may be applied to child welfare cases. It has already been applied to at least one family case - Jivraj v. Jivraj

ALCOHOL MONITORING IN CHILD WELFARE AND CUSTODY/ACCESS CASES

Allegations of alcohol abuse are often advanced to restrict a parent's access to his/her children in both child custody cases and in child welfare (children's aid society) cases. There are reliable measures available to challenge such allegations.