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Ombudsman Oversight for Children's Aid (Bill 93)

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WE, the undersigned, petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as follows, WHEREAS, in Canada every provincial Ombudsmen identified child protection a priority issue as early as 1986, and have since allowed Ombudsman oversight, Ontario being the only province that has NOT. AND WHEREAS it is in the public's best interest (Ontario's Children) that in order to prevent the misscarages of justices including the abuse of child rights being adversely affected; WE the citizens of Ontario petition the Ontario Legislature to enact Bill 93 an Act to amend the Ombudsman Act with respect to Ontario's Children's Aid Societies. BILL 93 1. The Ombudsman Act is amended by adding the following section: Ombudsman may investigate children's aid societies 14.1 (1) Anything that the Ombudsman may do under this Act in respect of a governmental organization, the Ombudsman may do in respect of a society as defined in subsection 3 (1) of the Child and Family Services Act. Same (2) If the Ombudsman does or proposes to do anything in respect of a society as defined in subsection 3 (1) of the Child and Family Services Act, any reference in this Act to a governmental organization is deemed to be a reference to the society. Commencement 2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent. Short title 3. The short title of this Act is the Ombudsman Amendment Act (Children's Aid Societies), 2008. Be it known that we, the undersigned, on behalf of Ontario's Children sincerely request the Ontario Legislative assembley to proclaim Bill 93 law. Sincerely,


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