Court resumes TODAY, Monday February 22 at 9:30 am. at the Chilliwack Law Courts.
Chilliwack Law Courts
46085 Yale Road
Map Locating the Chilliwack Law Courts
The pre-trial hearing of the case contesting the Ministry of Children & Family Development and Paul & Zabeth Bayne for the permanent custody of their three children happened on December 8, 2009. The hearing, a trial really, began January 13-15, and then proceeded on February 2-5, 8-9, 11-12, and now resumes February 22-23 & 25-26 and may possibly proceed into March. It is an exhausting series for Paul and Zabeth and their lawyer Doug Christie. Mr. Christie resides in Victoria but during trial days, he stays in Chilliwack. Judge Crabtree presides.
One aspect of the disparity that is frequently true in cases like this is the funding that is available to MCFD and the customary paucity of funds of the challenging parents. Two and one half years of struggle, job interruptions, and legal costs have consumed almost everything the Baynes have, including their investment in a home.
Good friends and supporters have assisted the Baynes legal fund in recent months. A registered trust fund was established early in this new year. Donations will be accepted by deposit to this trust account at any branch of TD Canada Trust.
TD Canada Trust [bank # 004]
Continental Centre Branch [branch # 9713]
Account Number 
Cheque should be made payable to: "Charter Lau, Kenny Chiu, Marvin Hunt In Trust For Paul and Zabeth Bayne" ; OR "Lau, Chiu, Hunt ITF Bayne"