B.C.'s family justice system: In our children's best interest?

B.C.'s family justice system: In our children's best interest?

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It’s one of the most alarming family justice cases in Canadian history: A high-conflict custody battle with allegations of sexual abuse by a father and incompetence by B.C.’s Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that raises serious questions about how our system deals with families at their breaking point. In a five-part CKNW special investigation, reporter Charmaine de Silva takes an in-depth look at how a judge, a lawyer and our system, in general, led to justice being derailed.

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It's one of the most alarming family justice cases in Canadian history.

A high-conflict custody battle with allegations of sexual abuse by a father, and incompetence by BC's children's ministry, is raising serious questions about how our system deals with families at their breaking point. 

In a CKNW special investigation, reporter Charmaine de Silva takes an in-depth look at how a judge, a lawyer, and our system in general led to justice being derailed.

Previous episodes

  • 5 - How B.C.’s ill-equipped system spawned the longest child welfare fight in Canada’s history 
    Thu, 30 Nov 2017
  • 4 - The B.C. dad who couldn’t afford a lawyer, couldn’t get legal aid, and lost access to his kids 
    Tue, 28 Nov 2017
  • 3 - The family lawyer whose zealous advocacy missed ‘obvious red flags’ and helped an unfair trial proceed 
    Mon, 27 Nov 2017
  • 2 - The B.C. judge who 'ignored evidence,' ‘erred in law’ and put a ministry under fire 
    Sat, 25 Nov 2017
  • 1 - How ‘flawed’ B.C. court rulings tore 4 kids away from their dad for 5 years and counting 
    Fri, 24 Nov 2017
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