23 November 2008

Never mind the wasted money...

When did we decide that children were a disposable commodity...

A July 2008 letter from Ms. Turpel-Lafond to the ministry, obtained by Vancouver newspaper 24 Hours through a freedom of information request, cited four cases involving children left in homes that had been judged unsafe.

After the letter became public in September, B.C. Child and Family minister Tom Christensen said those cases had been investigated and that the children in question were safe.

Aboriginal children account for fewer than one in 10 people in the province, but represent more than half the children in care.
Wanna know how government actually works?
Bureaucrat 1: "Hey, the newspapers are sniffin' around all those battered children we shifted around to foster homes."

Bureaucrat 2: "Damn... I guess we're gonna have to start vetting these people... BEFORE we place the kids. What a pain."
Unbelievable.

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7 comments:

Crazymamma said...

Residential schools, racism, genocide you name it it gets brought up every time you apprehend a child from any First Nations group. Bands only have to say they want the child back and protection is pretty well screwed and no longer has any jurisdiction over the child. There just is no Judge who will object to a band taking over the care or responsibility of a seized child. Once the band has care of the child who knows where it goes and if Family members are anymore capable of taking care of the child's needs.

It's a protection tight rope walk that has no safety net for the child. But don't worry these kids are being kept culturally pure.

Neo Conservative said...

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"The rate of deaths from injuries is 3 to 4 times higher for Aboriginal children than for other children in Canada."

Source: Government of Canada (2002) Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2002. Ottawa: Health Canada.


funny how that works.

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langmann said...

Hey neo, don't insult "liberal" Canada's star program.

Remember, its not racism if a liberal does it.

Neo Conservative said...

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how long will canadians countenance sacrificing aboriginal children on the altar of "political correctness?"

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langmann said...

how long will canadians countenance sacrificing aboriginal children on the altar of "political correctness?"

Never, I am convinced. The only way it will change is as more people leave the rotten reserves out of frustration (or die and become extinct), or as those reserves with capability to produce income move ahead into the first world such that reserve is simply a "tradition".

Until then the government, the politically correct industry and their media bootlickers will continue to kill people with benevolence and good intentions - bad inventions.

Honey Pot said...

The reserves are ghettos of despair, purposely set up to destroy anyone who lives in them.

Just what exactly would a child learn from living on one, except that they are not responsible for their actions. They will realize soon they are a kept people, and as soon as they aspire to anything other than the bottle, their own people with the help of the left-lib socialist will knock them down.

Neo Conservative said...

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"hp says... They will realize soon they are a kept people"

i dunno... the people running these hellholes are always cranking up the "aboriginal culture" jam.

despite their miserable existence... the average "man/woman on the rez" is taught that there is nothing higher to aspire to.

meanwhile the folks in charge of these places reap all the bennies.

"played" by their own people.

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