Monday, October 5, 2009

At Queen's Park - day 58

Some days I learn more than others. I have never suspected I would learn so much from an Exposing Children's Aid Society protest. I am shocked. The stories I have heard were compelling and highly disturbing.

Children are dying while under the Children's Aid Society care. And life goes on. Documents remain confidential. Decisions are made behind close doors. Tax money keep pouring in. The media is not interested. Consistently, 90 children die a year, and how many were abused? How many are being abused right is this moment? How many families unnecessarily broken? It is disturbing.

Privately owned agencies that are self-regulating are given license and money to act on the government's behalf but lack accountability and transparency, and are abusing their powers. It is clear to me now. A scandal explodes from time to time; there is some scape goat found and punished (or not), and life goes on.

No media was present, but speeches were taped and will be posted on Youtube.

I will post links when I get them.

You can learn more from protectingcanadianchildren.ca website.

















4 comments:

  1. This is disgusting. I have an inherent fear of a lot of government policy regarding families/children. Establishments that are financially motivated cannot always have people's best interest at heart. I see a lot of Western institutions(and the subsequent aping of it in the East) repeatedly failing human beings because they are secular and removed from faith and a lot of religious institutions failing human beings because they are forgetting spirituality and the nature of man. Don't you feel as if you are living outside the fabric of society sometimes Maryna?

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  2. I am still shocked after yesterday. I have heard about it in the news some time ago, but it is quite different to meet people and hear their stories directly. It is unthinkable. It is criminal. It should be fixed. It is not. Why?

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  3. Privately owned agencies that are self regulating are given license and money to act on the public works energy and its behalf but lack accountability and transparency, and are abusing their powers. I was waiting for that.

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