As President of the Toronto Chapter of the Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers (“the OACPL”), I was incensed to read the following article “Protecting the Most Vulnerable”, which was published in its latest issue.
The author has materially misrepresented the purpose of the Ontario Association of Child Protection Lawyers, inaccurately summarized its intervention in the case of Kawartha-Haliburton CAS v. M.W., and reveals a disturbing lack of understanding of the system. I am shocked that a reputable magazine for lawyers would publish an article which clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding about the importance of procedural and Charter rights.
The OACPL has formally responded to that article. Please read our response here.