1st Canadian case where child protection agency is liable for misfeasance.

Ministry abused authority in case of B.C. father sexually abusing his children. CBC NewsA BC Supreme Court judge ruled the province’s child protection service abused its authority in a case involving the physical and sexual abuse of children, which allowed a father to molest his children while t in the ministry’s care. Custody had been removed from the mother after she repeatedly raised concerns about the safety of the children in the father’s care. The father convinced the ministry she was mentally unstable and they then allowed the father to have unsupervised access to the children.

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