Thursday, December 2, 2010

AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE / Part 386 / For Love and For Justice / Zabeth and Paul Bayne

Photo taken during visitation in 2010
Today I am making a fresh appeal on behalf of the Baynes.

Many people have kindly contributed to the Bayne Trust Fund during the past year. No monies are directed to the Baynes for personal use. Trustees have administered the trust funds for legal expenses as defined by the Trust.

Zabeth (classical concert pianist) would have performed another fund raising piano concert but that is inadvisable at this stage in her pregnancy. Some of you have been asking how you can give a financial gift to the Baynes. Here is my appeal.

Dear Friends of Paul and Zabeth. As you read this posting perhaps you feel that you can become involved at another level.
Three Joint Trustees were appointed to set up and to manage a Bayne Trust Fund with a Chartered Bank, and the Fund is compliant with all legal requirements of Canada Revenue Agency and is governed in accordance with the law of the Province of British Columbia.
Their defence has been a costly one. While their lawyer was a gracious contributor of his time and skills, The Campaign for Love and for Justice has still incurred legal and related expenses for which the Baynes themselves have not had the resources. Can you help the Baynes with a financial donation?
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 [6415554]
Cheques should be made payable to: "Charter Lau, Kenny Chiu, Marvin Hunt In Trust For Paul and Zabeth Bayne" ; OR "Lau, Chiu, Hunt ITF Bayne"
Cheques can also be posted to
Lau, Chiu, Hunt in trust for Bayne
9406 Pauleshin Cres, Richmond, BC V7E 6P2
Thank you on behalf of Paul and Zabeth and their children,
Dr. Ron Unruh


  1. Thank you for the information - I will make a donation.

  2. Paul might want to consider further developing his artistic abilities and produce things like Christmas Cards or similar projects.

  3. Ron; I think you did a great service by posting all the information about Turpel-Lafond and the Hughes recommendations.I do not think that the lack of letters was due to lack of interest, but simply lack of dispute.
    I know that there are many of us that never let a day go by without the Bayne family being in our thoughts. It is knowing that this loving support is there that helps Paul and Zabeth endure the dreadful pain that is daily on their lives. On that theme, I was thinking today that Judge Crabtree said on November 8th,that he would take 8-12 weeks to deliver his ruling on custody. Last Monday we can assume this became 5-9 weeks. It is a slow and painful crawl, but we are getting there.
    On November 8th, the Baynes also asked the judge to order unsupervised overnight visiting on Christmas Day. The judge was pressed for time and told them to see if they could sort it out with the director and get back to him for a ruling should they not reach an agreement. Well of course the outcome was totally predictable, because there is no way the director will agree to unsupervised. All those years of draconian supervision would become redundant and he would look terrible. So, as expected, the Baynes are in the tedious processs of getting it back before the judge. If they are to get a ruling before Christmas, the matter cannot drag too long.
    Of course the other thing that is on all our minds is that the director is now taking an interest in Zabeth's current pregnancy. Any interest by the director fills all supporters with alarm. Given this director's track record, the Baynes would be foolish to do anyhing other than to regard his interest as a serious threat and to protect themselves by every means possible.

  4. You may have seen drawings and Paul may read this here but I will pass on the suggestion

  5. Well thanks Ray. I was certainly wondering how to explain the dirth of comments on the Rep's report but that helps. You cautions and warnings about the Fraser Valley MCFD and its Director with regard to anything Bayne is taken seriously by us all.

  6. Ray,

    I agree with much you say on this blog, but here's what I think regarding the apparent lack of interest re: the child rep's report.

    Perhaps the lack of comments regarding the child rep is merely the sense of helplessness that her report engenders. If the one person who is supposed to be helping you, is in fact praising the very people who have been instrumental in obliterating your family (that is, social workers), why should parents even bother posting their comments on a blog? I think people often get so fed up it just shuts them down, at least for a while. I know I do.

  7. My responses to Commenters:
    1. The gesture of a donation will be gratifying to the Trustees and the Baynes as it is to me thanks.
    2. Perhaps Paul can create a small home industry. Stiff competition out there.
    3. Many of us do think daily about the Baynes.
    4. How considerate it would be if the Director could have given the Baynes a Christmas gift of unsupervised visitation for Christmas. And yes of course that is dreaming given the resolute determination of MCFD to consider the Baynes extreme risk parents – which is preposterous.
    5. I do understand parents' resignation and dismay when it appears we have no one in a position of imfluence who is truly listening and acting for us.

  8. One would think that the Baynes case would be an ideal one for monitoring by RCY given the length of time these children have been held in limbo by MCFD.

    Put Polak and Lafonde together in a public forum in front of a camera and let the public that pays their salary ask questions.

    If the CFCSA deems it important to maintain parental contact during litigation (ie. innocent until proven guilty) then it stands to reason the children should have important dates such as Christmas, birthday and holidays to have that contact and to build those important memories to better preserve bonding and attachemnt.

    How exactly would this case come to RCY's attention if the children are too young to call them, and MCFD and RCY do not get along?

    The kids should be taught to call the children's helpline or 911 to ask for their parents.

  9. Thanks Anon 7:17 AM Dec 4
    What a good idea the last sentence is!!!


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