As I believe Minister Chambers has mentioned to you, last Fall we issueda directive to all Children's Aid Societies in Ontario to ensure that afull and comprehensive background check is completed in all kinshipcases. Minister Chambers followed this up by issuing a new regulation toprovide for the strongest enforcement of this requirement. The Ministerhas asked me to provide you with a copy of the regulation, which youwill find attached. You may also be aware of the fact that we have introduced much strongeraccountability measures for CASs, through a strengthening of Bill 210.Bill 210 should be entering final reading this week and may even pass bythe end of the week. I would be more than pleased to offer you anoverview of what the new accountability measures entail. Best regards,
Senior Advisor, Issues Management and Legislative Affairs
Office of the Hon. Mary Anne Chambers
Minister of Children and Youth Services
Ph: (416) 212-7118,
Fax: (416) 212-7431
Thank you for this information.
Why does the minister not agree with allowing the Ontario ombudsman the authority to investigate?
I would very much like to know, in laymen's terms as I am not educated in law, what exactly the new accountability measures are.
So many people are opposed to the Bill passing, why is it going through so quickly and ever so quietly??