PAPA People Assisting Parents Association © 2007

A request of the data below had been submitted to Honourable Thomas Christensen, Minister of Children and Family Development (appointed on August 15, 2006) in November 2007. MCFD provided some of the data sought in August 2008 after a formal application was submitted under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act in mid May 2008.

Data Requested from MCFD

  1. all (direct and indirect) costs of child removal activities in 2002 to 2006 (segregated by year);

  2. 2002 to 2006 statistics of court's dispositions of interim custody (section 35 of CFCSA), temporary custody (section 40) and continuing custody (section 49) hearings segregated by:
    1. ethnic group;
    2. age of children removed;
    3. reason(s) of removal;
    4. geographic distribution

  3. 2002 to 2006 statistics of wrongful death and other child removal related lawsuits against the Ministry including:
    1. court's disposition
    2. Ministry's costs incurred in defending these lawsuits
    3. the amount of court awarded damages against the Ministry.