I have placed here direct quotations from the pages of the Provincial Court of B.C. database and I have emboldened and italicized several sentences to explain part of the reason for removing the link to Judge Crabtree's ruling which I earlier placed online, but then reconsidered. I want Judge Crabtree to endorse the publication of his own decision with respect to the MCFD's application for a Continuing Care Order with regard to the three children of Paul and Zabeth Bayne (File No. F10073, Registry: Chilliwack). Ultimately, reference to all such online decisions falls within the purview of B.C.'s Chief Judge who is Justice Crabtree.
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