Kids First Parent Association of Canada welcomes media and the public to attend the BC Court of Appeal hearing of Adrian Crook v. the BC Ministry of Child and Family Development: A.C. (A) v. THE DIRECTOR UNDER THE CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ACT
Since the spring of 2017, the Vancouver father of five was prohibited by the BC child protection services from allowing his children under age 10 to be ‘unsupervised’ at any time on the bus, at home, or in the community. He is appealing the Nov 2019 BC Supreme Court decision of Judge Kelleher.
Kids First is an intervenor in the case. Kids First’s lawyer, Geoffrey Trotter, will present legal arguments on parents’ Charter right to liberty as a matter of the public interest in this high profile case. The case concerns all Canadian parents of minor children, and their children. It reflects the escalating power imbalance between parents and government agencies.
Attend by Zoom Media Conference:
This link is also available via the link to ‘court weekly hearing list’ at the ‘hearing list’ page at
Kids First also invites members of the media to a media conference via video conference at 5pm Thursday June 11 following the hearing.
Kids First legal arguments can be found in the factum here:
May 4, 2020. BC Supreme Court – (PDF): https://kidsfirstcanada.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/bus-dad-factum.pdf.
Basic information about the case is available here:
June 7, 2020. Kids First Parent Association of Canada – audio (web): https://kidsfirstcanada.files.wordpress.com/2020/06/2020-june-7-bus-dad-case-what-happened.m4a
Judge Kelleher’s reasons for judgement from November 2019 BC Supreme Court:
Nov 14, 2019. Mr. Justice Kelleher. BC Supreme Court – judgement (web): https://www.bccourts.ca/jdb-txt/sc/19/19/2019BCSC1954cor1.htm
contact: Helen Ward 604-291-0088, firstname.lastname@example.org