Child Protection Hearing Delays Unacceptable



The Manitoba Court of Appeal has held that a 13 month delay in a child protection hearing violated parental rights to a fair and prompt hearing and that any delay in post-apprehension proceedings has a disproportionate impact on First Nation children. The parents in question were represented by Legal Aid Manitoba staff lawyers with intervenors represented by lawyers appointed through the “Pro Bono” Public Interest Law Centre project.

Winnipeg Free Press