Child protection social workers
alleged that they are above law ...

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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. 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. On 31 August 2017, the Court of Appeal for B.C. set aside the orders in the civil proceeding against the Director/Province, set aside the finding that Mr. Strickland committed misfeasance in public office, that the Director and her delegates breached their fiduciary duty to the children, and that the Director and her delegates breached the standard of care in the decisions they made with respect to the children while they were in her care.

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Responses are arranged in chronological order. Please click the blue titles below to view these responses.

  1. "Enough is Not Enough" by Lawrence Wong (26 March 2009)

  2. e-mail from Duncan: negative feedback is welcome too (22 March 2010)

  3. e-mail from a concerned advocate who believed that information in our site is unreliable (26 Feb 2012)


[This page was added on 14 November 2008 and last revised on 27 March 2015.]