Help Change CAS laws in Ontario!! Currently in Ontario A child has to endure the following before CAS will intervene: 1.Severe injuries always require prompt medical attention, often on an emergency basis; e.g., long bone fractures, internal injuries such as through shaking; third degree (most severe) burns: brain or spinal cord injury; eye injury; deep wounds or punctures that could result in systemic infection. Ritualistic physical abuse is included in this section. 2. Excessive or Inappropriate Physical Force Used, Resulting in Moderately Serious Injury Moderately serious injuries are not life-threatening and are not likely to cause crippling, even in the absence of medical treatment. Examples are sprains, mild concussions, broken teeth, bruises all over body, cuts needing suture, minor (small bone) fractures, etc. 3. Excessive or Inappropriate Physical Force Used, Resulting in Superficial Injury Typical superficial injuries are bruises, welts, cuts, abrasions. Injuries are localized in one or two areas and involve no more than broken skin. STOP LETTING OUR CHILDREN BECOME A STATISTIC! NO WONDER SO MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE OUR SYSTEM HAS FAILED US!!! DONT BELIEVE ME CHECK ONLINE FOR YOURSELF! http://www.oacas.org/pubs/oacas/eligibility/EligibilitySpectrum06nov1.pdf Once I have received 10,000 signatures It will be forwarded onto Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies! Lets change the laws so we PREVENT child abuse, not add to statistics!!