Child custody changes take force in Ontario
Posted March 3, 2010
Article source Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
From a CBC news article:
Changes to how Ontario courts handle child custody cases came into effect March 1, reforms the government says will provide better protection for children.
The move came about, in large part, as a result of the killing of seven-year-old Katelynn Sampson in the summer of 2008.
The child's legal guardian, Donna Irving, was convicted of the murder, along with her boyfriend, Warren Johnson.
A family court judge had granted Irving custody two months earlier without asking about Irving's criminal record.
Now, judges in Ontario must consider record checks and Children's Aid Society reports before giving custody.
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