I am heading to the Surrey Provincial Court Building now.
I am trusting that Paul's and Zabeth's legal counsel, Mr. Doug Christie, was able to come through the snow from Vancouver Island. I will also learn whether the hearing will be before Judge Crabtree or someone else.
The affidavit prepared by the MCFD will be ruled upon today. Among other reasons for this order request, MCFD has used Section 30 of the Child, Family and Community Services Act, as described in section 13, and said that the child has been, or is likely to be, physically harmed by the child's parent. Further, that the child's parent is unable or unwilling to care for the child and has not made adequate provision for the child's care. I cannot underscore how absurd, how inaccurate, how unacceptable those statements are with respect to the Baynes.
I have seen the Bayne home, the children's rooms and beds and belongings. These are the places where they spend time, six hours on Saturdays during visitation. The observant supervisor can attest to the competent fashion in which Paul and Zabeth provide for and care for their children. Can they do that 24/7? Well, how can MCFD know when they have withheld the children for 3.5 years. Can the Baynes take on the responsibility of a new baby as well as his three siblings? We will see on Monday whether Judge Crabtree believes that MCFD has erred in its management of this three year old case and will deliver a family of six from a nightmare. Meanwhile, we must still listen to the disputation concerning the immediate custody of a two week old boy – Josiah.
I am absolutely convinced that these children will be nurtured into a happy and healthy childhood, youth and adulthood.
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From what is rumoured, there will be a large support base for the Baynes and they will be wearing black. I can hardly wait until Monday, when I promise you, the black will be shed for a lustrous yellow.
I will talk to you later today.