A mother and former ward of the state in Manitoba is suing the province and child welfare agencies involved in apprehending her children.
The woman who can’t be named under privacy laws, says when she was nine years old and in care of the province, she was put in a Winnipeg hotel room with a boy she says sexually assaulted her.
The lawsuit alleges that the child welfare agency involved didn’t do enough to protect her.
Now married, she and her husband have had their four children taken away at various points.
She is now pregnant with her fifth and worries that an agency will be waiting by the hospital door to remove her child.