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On 14 July 2015, the Supreme Court of B.C. handed down an unprecedented judgment J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), 2015 BCSC 1216. This is the first case in Canadian legal history in which child protection workers are found liable for misfeasance in public office, breach of fiduciary duty and breach of the standard of care. Findings therein confirm our views and support the merit of our cause. Continuous litigations between JP and the MCFD are summarized in JP Aftermath. Our commentary on the Plecas Review Part 1: Decision Time was published on 4 January 2016. If you have evidence of misfeasance or abuse of children in foster care, please come forward and contact us.
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Budgets of the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)

It is noteworthy to remark on the following:

  1. Legal expenses incurred to defend lawsuits filed against the Ministry and to launch various types of legal actions (mostly supervision order and custody applications) against parents are not included in the budgets below. To our knowledge, these legal expenses are incorporated in the budget of the Ministry of Attorney General. Therefore, the budgets below reflect a deflated financial burden on taxpayers.

  2. To mitigate the racketeering nature of modern child protection, recoveries from federal government (including subsidies for removal of Native children) are not individually itemized in the MCFD's budgets.

  3. The following reorganizations occurred had an impact on MCFD's budgets:
    1. In the fiscal year 2000-2001, the budget for child welfare was part of the Ministry of Social Development and Economic Security, was shifted to the MCFD. At the point of mandate transfer, the budget item was $165.5 million.
    2. In the fiscal year 2004-05, the budget for child care (more commonly known as day care) was shifted from the Ministry of Community, Aboriginal and Women's Services to the MCFD lumped in with early childhood development and supports to children with special needs.

Fiscal Year MCFD Operating Expenses
Budget (in $000)
Ministry Full-Time
Equivalents
Budget Sign-off Date Deputy Minister Minister Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) Premier Political
Party
2000-1 1,501,165     Sharon Manson Singer Gretchen Brewin   NDP
2001-2 1,690,229     Chris Haynes Edward John Ujjal Dosanjh NDP
2002-3 1,558,430 4,907   Chris Haynes Gorden Hogg Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2003-4 1,451,472 4,274 28-Jan-03 Chris Haynes Gorden Hogg Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2004-5 1,381,568 3,983 30-Jan-04 Alison MacPhail Christy Clark Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2005-6 1,577,388 4,029 31-Jan-05 Alison MacPhail Stanley B. Hagen Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2006-7 1,836,295 4,067 8-Feb-06 Arn van Iersel Stanley B. Hagen Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2007-8 1,866,644 4,286 12-Feb-07 Lesley du Toit Tom Christensen Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2008-9 1,987,004 4,542 8-Feb-08 Lesley du Toit Tom Christensen Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2009-10 1,402,713 4,437 9-Feb-09 Lesley du Toit Tom Christensen Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2009 update 1,394,139 not found 25-Aug-09 Lesley du Toit Mary Polak Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2010-11 1,333,693 not found 11-Feb-10 Lesley du Toit Mary Polak Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Gordon Campbell B.C. Liberal
2011-12 1,330,591 not found 28-Apr-11 Stephen Brown Mary McNeil Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2012-13 1,333,291 not found 21-Feb-12 Stephen Brown Mary McNeil Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2013-14 1,345,039 not found 6-Feb-13 Mark Sieben Stephanie Cadieux Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2014-15 1,356,419 not found 4-Feb-14 Mark Sieben Stephanie Cadieux Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2015-16 1,378,927 not found 17-Feb-15 Mark Sieben Stephanie Cadieux Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2016-17 1,451,160 not found 16-Feb-16 Mark Sieben
(until 30 May 2016)
Lori Wanamaker
Stephanie Cadieux Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond Christy Clark B.C. Liberal
2017-18 1,595,922 not found 6-Feb-17 Lori Wanamaker
Allison Bond
Stephanie Cadieux
Katrine Conroy
Katrine Conroy assumed office as the minister on 18 July 2017. According to the MCFD web site, her biography read as follows:

Successful in both community and career endeavors, Katrine has enjoyed careers as one of B.C.’s first female power engineers, as an early-childhood educator, administrator and college instructor, and as a small-business person.

Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the executive director of Kootenay Family Place, instructor at Selkirk College; co-chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, treasurer of the Regional District of Central Kootenay Community Futures Board and founding board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association.

With her husband, Ed, Katrine lives in Pass Creek where they run a successful ranch, breeding prize-winning Polled Hereford cattle. Together they have raised four children, and have six grandchildren.
Bernard Richard Christy Clark
John Horgan
B.C. Liberal
NDP
Succeeded the B.C. Liberal government on 18 July 2017
                 

Notes:

  • Sources of data are from various years of MCFD Budgets and Appendix 3 of the Plecas Review Part 1: Decision TimeMCFD senior leadership 1996 to 2015
    Since the Ministry was established in 1996, there have been 13 Ministers (with none in place for more than three years), eight Deputy Ministers, and eight Provincial Directors of Child Welfare.

    Furthermore, with the exception of the inaugural Provincial Director Ross Dawson who was forced to resign after four years, no subsequent Provincial Director has remained in the position for much more than two years. Almost all have been terminated or forced out in response to critical incidents over which they had only modest direct engagement. Six different Provincial Directors of Child Welfare have held the post and the longest period of “stability” was when it was simply left vacant from 2008 to 2011 (page 20).
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  • Corresponding MCFD budgets (in pdf format) are linked in the fiscal year column (in blue text).
  • Our remarks, if any, on each budget is linked in the "MCFD Operating Expenses Budget" column in blue text. Please click to view our remarks in the pop up window.
  • Empty cells in the table above indicate that information is not found.



[This page was added on 1 March 2012, last revised on 25 February 2017.]