Guled Farah and Farhia Gelle learned the hard way when they moved from Somalia to Winnipeg. They were told by CFS that they weren't fit parents due to "broken english" and two of their children were taken from them when one had an accident and went to the hospital. CFS would claim abandonment of the other two children in care which would stop the couple from ever getting their children back.
The parents have worked endlessly to follow protocols and take all the parenting courses they've been told to take. It has made no difference.
The couple has been told by CFS that if they go to the media or protest, they'll never see their children again. They've already gone 6 years without seeing them. This is a mob attitude the Manitoba government has, threatening parents that if they talked or spread their awareness they'd never see their children again. never see their children again. They've done everything they could and can no longer go along with this charade especially alone. They now stand and protest outside the Manitoba Legislative Building every single day. They've spoken to Premier Greg Selinger several times with no answers.
Manitoba CFS critic and MLA Ian Wishart has been working towards helping the couple, however it's hard to fight such a beast of big and heavy government regulation. This couple has nothing left and needs help. Their freedom of speech has been taken, their rights have been trampled and most of all, their children who they love dearly have been stolen from them.