IF YOU HAVE TO LOOK BACK A FEW POSTS THAT PERTAIN TO THE METIS CHILD BEING TAKEN FROM HER FOSTER PARENTS WHO METIS & BEING SHIPPED TO ONTARIO TO A NON-FIRST NATIONS FAMILY, THEN PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ. BUT LOOK AT THIS HORROR. This letter is written by Ray Ferris, my colleague, & sent to Times Colonist as well as some MLAs.
Well said G.M. Jackson T.C. . With the latest news it gets even worse for the poor child. TC published my letter on the potential for conflict between the different rights of children and that no one right is paramount over the others. Now the MCF not only wants the child to move to strangers in Ontario, but they forbid the foster parents from partaking in a transition plan. They must take the child daily for visits in a temporary foster home. they must take her to the home and they will never see her again. The child will stay in the temporary home for an indefinite period until the move to Ontario. She is already upset every day when picked up. This is organised child emotional abuse. What was a feasible scheme two and a half years ago is now totally inappropriate. To pursue it shows a profound ignorance of child psychology.
The foster parents’ plea to the supreme court was thrown out on legal points and the best interests of the child were not considered. The ministry people know perfectly well that lawyer Jack Hittrich has filed an appeal. Should the foster parents succeed, the child will be moved again. Is this a vindictive retaliation for going public?
Ray Ferris 4124 Longview Drive Victoria BC. V8N 2K7 Phone 250-477-5723