Eight years after her son was apprehended at a Calgary hospital, this mom says she lives with severe anxiety, nightmares, intense flashbacks and questions about why her family was separated instead of supported.
New class action alleges birth alerts are ‘a product of the state’s colonialist and paternalistic attitude’
Filed in B.C.’s Supreme Court, the proposed action marks the first step in a ‘national litigation effort’ representing parents subjected to birth alerts across Canada
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The government still includes the daughter’s name on the mother’s provincial health card.
‘I believe that there is racial profiling’: Provinces are slowly banning birth alerts – but not in Quebec
Some parents are afraid of going to the hospital says Lac Simon councilor.
Families subjected to birth alerts deserve an apology, says B.C.’s Representative for Children and Youth
The B.C. government ‘should acknowledge how wrong and harmful this practice was’
Atlantic provinces and Quebec are amongst the jurisdictions that use the practice.
Potential for class action as a result of ‘illegal and unconstitutional’ birth alerts say B.C. lawyers
‘One would be a path under the Charter because there’s a good argument that they are systemically discriminating against Indigenous people.’
Government ‘trampling on the fundamental and human rights of Indigenous families,’ says former children’s rep.
Social workers use birth alerts to notify hospitals a newborn may be in danger