I wish it were otherwise if only for Ms. Cadieux's sake because she is one of the good ones that we would do well to retain. She is shaped by life to be sensitive to people and to the dilemmas whatever they present. In this new portfolio I presume that she will bring wisdom to her interpretation of what is best for children and families and parents. My own concern is that Ministers do not last very long at the helm of the MCFD. It comes under much criticism when child protection fails and she will have to negotiate that painful aspect to her job. MCFD has not been publicly exposed and certainly not embarrassed enough with regard to the avalanche of unnecessary removals of children from parents who are able and willing to care for those children. Whether or not she can get up to speed with cases that require interception and correction and whether she will step between the legalities and protocols to straighten cases out remains to be seen.
In 2009 my paintings hung for a time in Ms. Cadieux's new Surrey office.
Sep 11, 2009
Ms. Cadieux was voted one of Business in Vancouver's Top 40 under 40, in 2007. Prior to her election as a Liberal MLA Stephanie worked as director of marketing and development of BC Paraplegic Association. She is an ...
MLA: Hon. Stephanie Cadieux
formerly Minister of Social Development; now Minister of Children and Family Development September 2012
BRITISH COLUMBIA LIBERAL PARTY
Web site: www.stephaniecadieuxmla.bc.ca
120 – 5455 152nd Street
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