BC Cases About Social Workers Disagreeing With Parents About When Children Can Be Unsupervised (broken link)

February 2020. Vancouver Sun article: "Too young to ride the bus alone? Vancouver dad disagrees" (broken link) September 15, 2015. BC Supreme Court - court judgment: BC Supreme Court Decision B.R. v. K.K. - (the 'Home Alone' Terrace BC Case)…

Who decides when children are old enough to be alone: parents or social workers?

Who decides when children are old enough to be alone: parents or social workers? The 2015 Terrace BC 'home alone' case set the precedent that no child under 10 can be alone anywhere ever. It all started with a neighbour…

Children & Youth Harmed by Child Protection Services

Current family laws that define "abuse" and "risk" are vague, over-broad, and arbitrary and thus may violate the 'principles of fundamental justice' of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Parents' Charter rights to a fair trial are not addressed.…

Legal fight against BC Ministry of Child and Family Development apprehension of Metis children

February 22, 2018 Globe & Mail article: BC Supreme Court order providing Indigenous mother daily access to newborn could set national precedent December 14, 2019 Globe & Mail front page feature article: No way out: How a mother is fighting…

Parents’ Rights in Child Protection Cases in BC

BC Law Society's handbook of advice for BC parents about parents rights in child protection issues. 2019. Carol Herter, Katrina Harry, et. al. Legal Services Society - handbook: Parents’ Rights, Kids’ Rights: (Download PDF here) NOTE: parents' and children's Charter…

Canadian Tax Court Affirms Parental Discretion Over Non-Parental Child Care Decisions and Age of Children Home Along

September 21, 2018. Jamie Golombek, Financial Post - article: Canadian Tax Court Affirms Parental Discretion Over Non-Parental Child Care Decisions and Age of Children Home Along. Non-parental child care expenses incurred so parents can "work" can be deducted for children…

Parents take BC government to court over tragic death of their toddler son in daycare

September 18, 2018. Anita Bathe. CBC - article: Parents take BC government to court over tragic death of their toddler son in daycare The case raises government violation of the child's Charter right to security of person. Daycare regulations are…