Residential Schools Became Child Protection Services Says Head of Truth & Reconciliation Commission

2018 October 27. Canadian Press - (web news article): "Residential school ‘monster’ now lives in child-welfare system: senator: Sen. Murray Sinclair said there are more children in Canada’s child-welfare system today than there were at the height of residential schools" For…

Government Attacks Parental Consent for Kids’ Health Care: “Mature Minors” & BC Infants Act

2021 June. Kids First - (youtube video): "BC Government Campaign Attacks Parental Consent for Kids' Health Care: "Mature Minors" & BC Infants Act" Parents' legal obligation and right to determine their children's health care is under attack across Canada. The…

Federal Budget 2021 Child Care Funding: Kids First President Helen Ward

2021 April. Kids First - (Youtube video): "Federal Budget 2021 Child Care Funding: Kids First President Helen Ward". Child care is the care of a child, whoever does it. Child care is socially essential work, whoever does it. But the…

BC MCFD Apprehension of 2 Babies of Hindu/Sikh Family in Chilliwack

2021 May. Helen Ward. Kids First: redacted letter to BC Ministry of Child and Family Development and others involved re: October 2020 apprehension and continuing detainment of 2 Chilliwack babies NOTE: The letter describes what happened according to the parents…

Separating Children From Parents Has Been a Strategy of Canadian Politicians Since Before Confederation

2021 June. National Post - (web news article): "The Canadians who thought Residential Schools were a good idea"For KF archive copy of news article see here Note: Edgerton Ryerson was the 'father' of not only the Residential School system but…

Article About Significance of the “Bus Dad Case”: ‘Power Imbalance’

2020 October. Frances Rosner. Bar Talk [Canadian Bar Association of BC journal] - (web article): "70K Legal Battle Leads to Finding that The MCFD Made Unauthorized Orders on a Parent" "When parents become involved with the Ministry of Children and…

BC MCFD Child Protection and RCMP Violate Parents’ and Child’s Rights

2021 April - audio recording - KF interview of parents of BC child with Downs Syndrome regarding MCFD & RCMP intervention.Helen Ward interviews the parents to ask questions about how the family was treated when a child protection received a…

Comments On The 1993 Ney Case Against The Infants Act “Medical Consent” Section”

2020 June. Kids First - legal analysis (PDF): "Comments On The 1993 Ney Case Against The Infants Act "Medical Consent" Section"In 1993 there was a Charter challenge against the Infants Act that failed. The decision was not appealed due to…