Commentary

Kids First Complaint and BC Attorney General response re: so-called “mature minor consent” in section 17 of BC Infants Act to medical treatment:- this violates Charter rights of parents and children- the government’s aggressive communications campaign informing minors they can hide and lie about their health care to their parents also violates the Charter

2021 May - email to BC government, Dr Bonny Henry, & health care officials requesting suspension of the Infants Act and government communications campaign targeting minors with message that violates Charter rights of parents and children To 'health care providers',…

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…