What is the definition of a modern inquisition?
There are significant differences between civilized oppression conducted by child protection social workers and violent oppression conducted bt law enforcement officers and these differences show not only in the phenomena involved, but also in the nature of those who actively contribute to the two phenomena ('contributing agents').
Fair characterizations of the agents of civilized oppression often require very different descriptions from those applying to violent oppressors. Many of the failings behind civilized oppression are shared by both the contributing agents and a large number of the victims.
Often it is the privileged social position of the agents that allows those failings to have such a serious impact, whereas the same failings in the victims may be fairly innocuous (though they are not always). This book is alert to this and other differences between civilized and violent oppression.
Example: The Former Privacy Commissioner wrote in her 2013 annual report.
As the law stands now clients of the Ontario children's aid society under Wynne's liberals are routinely denied a timely (often heavily censored) file disclosure before the court begins making decisions (a practice that has continued to this day) and the "clients" can not request files/disclosure under the freedom of information act nor can censored information reviewed by the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario or the federal counter-part.
Jean Harvey examines what the moral relations should be between the key players in civilized oppression: the agents, victims, and 'bystanders'.
WATCH BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. THE KINGSTON MEETING - DUE PROCESS DENIED: (Video Below)
A candid look at the real inner workings of the Ontario children's aid society.
Meet Sun Wai, University of Guelph graduate that has a BA in criminal justice and public policy who went on to become an another UN-REGISTERED child protection social worker for Family and Children's Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington in Ontario.
Listen as Sun Wai from the THE KINGSTON MEETING VIDEO BELOW, an Ontario child protection social worker with the full support of her supervisor informs the mother she's not going to tell the mother what her concerns are and has made the decision to keep her "concerns" from the mother because knowing what those concerns are would put too much pressure on the mother according to Sun Wai - just before telling the mother the society has filed for a supervision order of her children then refuses to serve the mother. How is that not putting intense pressure on the mother? It's abusive on so many levels.
After repeatedly promising to give, in writing, a list of concerns and the basis for them to the parents - this woman, close to 50 days later, claims that telling the parents her concerns about their children's safety might inadvertently harm their children - but if that's so, isn't preventing them from addressing her concerns (if valid) more likely to harm their children. Can Sun Wai's intentions be in the "best interest of the child?"
So what happened?
The society withdrew both the application for a supervision order and a motion before the court (what the motion was, we still don't know) and the judge ordered the society to pay the legal costs ($750.00) incurred by the family forth-with after reading a letter sent to the family the night before the first appearance and signed by Sun Wai, explaining the reasons for her failing to give a list of her concerns and the basis for them to the family as being a part of the Ontario children's aid society's anti-oppressive policy to avoid causing families the undue stress of knowing what they've been accused of doing wrong.
CAS ordered to pay my legal costs after Judge rules they unnecessarily brought our family to court, at the cost of Ontario tax-payers. One month later, I have the cheque in hand.
Child Protection in Canada hasn't earned it's dark reputation by doing good work and helping children and families or by serving the best interest of the community.
They've earned their terrible reputation by pitting parent against parent and pitting, doctors, teachers, police, daycare workers and anonymous informants against poor families in secret courts.
The real problems with child protection in Ontario is, it isn't about what's ethical, moral or in the best interest of the child, and it's not about the standards, or legislation, or the bureaucracy, or funding - it's about ethics and application and it's about what the government lets the children's aid society get away with behind closed doors.. If your going to fix what's wrong with child protection - start at the beginning..
A PDF of the reasons given for the denial for information by the Smiths Falls police is now located at the bottom of the article.