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------Silence is complicit ----Mdm. Marie-Claude Landry Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission --------------------Julie Ali · University of Alberta The failure of the NDP folks with reference to this case is astonishing. We have excuses provided to us for the failures to provide information to the RCMP. As a consequence we have a RCMP case that hasn't progressed for years. It is unbelievable that Alberta Justice can tell the public that a 2 year wait on an autopsy on a chld is acceptable practice. It is not acceptable practice. Why did this autopsy take so long? The new medical examiner is reassuring the public that this case was so complicated that it required this delay. Really? http://www.cbc.ca/.../medical-examiner-autopsy-wait-1... Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim said her office knew the cause of Serenity's death immediately, but it took almost two years to determine whether the death was suspicious. Whether the death is considered non-suspicious, suspicious or criminal has never been made public. ******* I can't imagine how if the medical examiner's office knew the cause of death immediately why it would take two years for the office to figure out if the death was suspicious? Didn't they have enough clues from the child's injuries and sexual interference? Even the professionals are as confused as the layman citizens are. Dr. John Butt says its wacky here: http://www.cbc.ca/.../medical-examiner-autopsy-wait-1... "It's very uncommon. Two years, this is crazy." ***** Even Dr. John Butt says the time spent on this autopsy report requires explanation and I agree. If the GOA can't explain this long delay maybe the RCMP can? At the very least this case indicates to the public that the GOA is not performing well and there are coordination problems, staffing problems and performance problems that need to be addressed by the NDP folks. The NDP folks were hired to change the lack of performance on many portfolios in the GOA. Child welfare is the most important one followed by the requirement to address the problems in the continuing care. So far we have had the same excuses, the same lack of accountability and no transparency as we have seen with the unproductive PCs. Serenity died because of failures of the GOA. We should hold the GOA accountable. Like · Reply · Just now · Edited



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There should be requirements for the completion of autopsy reports in a timely fashion. This sort of prolonged delay to issue a report to the RCMP indicates to me that there are problems in staffing, performance and politics at the GOA that need resolution.
With the new medical examiner soft pedalling these problems it is doubtful that these problems will be addressed.
Too bad. Children are dying. We need to find out why and we need better performance by the medical examiner's office rather than excuses.


Alberta’s chief medical examiner, Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim, is defending why it took two years to complete an autopsy report on the death of a child in kinship care.
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December 12, 2016 3:26 pm

Rachel Notley defends Alberta human services minister in child-care death

By Staff The Canadian Press
Serenity died in kinship care in 2014 when she was four years old.
Serenity died in kinship care in 2014 when she was four years old.
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Alberta’s opposition parties are renewing calls for the human services minister to be fired over the death of a child in care, but Premier Rachel Notley says they’re just playing politics.
Notley told the house during question period that she has faith Irfan Sabir will fix problems that lead to the deaths of children in government care.
Watch below: The case of a four-year-old Alberta girl who died while in kinship care has sparked outrage across the province. Now, the mother of the girl is speaking out about the tragedy. Sarah Kraus reports.

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Opposition members called for Sabir to resign last week after media reports revealed time lags and inaction by his department in pursuing the death of a girl named Serenity.
Serenity was four years old when she died in 2014 while in kinship care.
It’s since been revealed that there were delays and confusion in the government and with police investigations into her death.
Serenity died of brain damage and showed signs of physical and sexual assault, but no one has been charged.
READ MORE: Alberta government setting up all-party committee to examine child’s death in kinship care


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Julie Ali ·
The failure of the NDP folks with reference to this case is astonishing. We have excuses provided to us for the failures to provide information to the RCMP. As a consequence we have a RCMP case that hasn't progressed for years.

It is unbelievable that Alberta Justice can tell the public that a 2 year wait on an autopsy on a child is acceptable practice. It is not acceptable practice. Why did this autopsy take so long? The new medical examiner is reassuring the public that this case was so complicated that it required this delay. Really?

http://www.cbc.ca/.../medical-examiner-autopsy-wait-1...
Dr. Elizabeth Brooks-Lim said her office knew the cause of Serenity's death immediately, but it took almost two years to determine whether the death was suspicious.

Whether the death is considered non-suspicious, suspicious or criminal has never been made public.
*******
I can't imagine how if the medical examiner's office knew the cause of death immediately why it would take two years for the office to figure out if the death was suspicious? Didn't they have enough clues from the child's injuries and sexual interference? Even the professionals are as confused as the layman citizens are.

Dr. John Butt says its wacky here:
http://www.cbc.ca/.../medical-examiner-autopsy-wait-1...
"It's very uncommon. Two years, this is crazy."
*****
Even Dr. John Butt says the time spent on this autopsy report requires explanation and I agree. If the GOA can't explain this long delay maybe the RCMP can?

At the very least this case indicates to the public that the GOA is not performing well and there are coordination problems, staffing problems and performance problems that need to be addressed by the NDP folks. The NDP folks were hired to change the lack of performance on many portfolios in the GOA. Child welfare is the most important one followed by the requirement to address the problems in the continuing care. So far we have had the same excuses, the same lack of accountability and no transparency as we have seen with the unproductive PCs.

Serenity died because of failures of the GOA. We should hold the GOA accountable.
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Peter Kozlik ·
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2014- who was in power then and held that office????...
LikeReply3Dec 12, 2016 6:09pm
Deborah Fairhurst
Yes Peter. My thoughts too. This very distressful situation with disenfranchised children is not new in our province.
UnlikeReply2Dec 12, 2016 6:20pm
Keith Williment ·
whats the point in changing leaders and parties if the new leader does nothing to correct the problems and simply uses the i didnt cause it excuse.
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Harvey Bishop
Keith Williment Correcting this longstanding issue can't happen very quickly. The Alberta PCs did some pretty serious damage that will take a long time to correct and in certain instances, there are things that can't be changed. It's like someone slipping on ice and breaking their leg. The healing can't happen instantly. It takes time to heal. After Peter Lougheed left office, the Alberta PCs had set up an agenda of self entitlement and cronyism. They tried to fix things that weren't broken. They made a big mess of everything they got their grubby hands on.
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Julie Ali ·
Harvey Bishop I don't agree with you. It can be fixed promptly but there is no political will in the NDP to do this work.
I guess this means that they are not living their values. They told us that they would stand up for families. The only folks they are standing up for are themselves.

This issue can be solved. But you need courage, belief in human rights and relentless determination to enter the horror. The PCs were useless and we fired them. We hired the NDP to do the work of change. If they can't even deal with problems with the most vulnerable citizens in Alberta then let us hire another party.

I note that the NDP were pretty darn quick to change the legislation for political donations; this legislative change banned corporate and union donations and thereby crippled the PCs. Meanwhile they have made no legislative changes to provide any sort of protections to vulnerable children in the foster care system or the seniors in continuing care. What a disappointment this party is. If you can't even do the work of helping the least among us why stand for office? Why not stay in the opposition and ask for the Minister of Human Services to step down as they were wont to do in the past?

The NDP folks cannot blame the PCs any longer. They have the ability to change legislation, improve oversight, reconfigure the entire system. We gave them a majority to do this work. Next election, we're going to fire the entire lot.
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Keith Williment ·
Voting this shameful women out cant come fast enough
LikeReply4Dec 12, 2016 5:52pm
Harvey Bishop
Keith Williment This incident happened in 2014, when the Alberta PCs were in power. Prior to this incident, numerous deaths of foster children in Alberta happened. The Alberta PCs did nothing. Iris Evans, Heather Forsythe and Yvonne Fritz didn't care. The NDP are left with fixing the big mess mad by the Alberta PCs, in the last 30 years.
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Keith Williment ·
Harvey Bishop
she hasnt fixed anything, health care is terrible, child care is terrible and she is demanding we pay a large increase in taxes.
time to stop blaming the past governments and see what the fool we have in power is failing to do.
hospital wait times are increasing at a steady rate and patients are dying, whats nutley doing? zero is the answer.
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Harvey Bishop
Keith Williment Who is Nutley? You are doomed to repeat history if you choose to forget it. The Alberta PCs can't solve any problems, because they created them. Hospital wait times are increasing, because of the damage caused by the Alberta PCs, in the last 25 years. Again, the problems can't be fixed very quickly. The Alberta PCs, in the post Peter Lougheed era, were extremely corrupt disasters and virtually depleted Alberta's finances from multitudes of very costly scandals and neglect. They did a great job of making a big mess of everything they got involved with. We already have been payin...See More
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Mickey Andres
More concerned with Syrian children and their first Xmas here than the abused, tortured murdered Alberta children who don't get one like Serenity, really nice notley sluffing this off and walking away shows what you're made of.
The next time someone has a nasty word for ya, know it's earned and don't bawl about it lady you deserve every one of them.
LikeReply3Dec 12, 2016 5:38pm
Harvey Bishop
Mickey Andres This particular incident happened in 2014, when the Alberta PCs were in power. There were multitudes of deaths of foster children in Alberta, prior to this. The Alberta PCs did absolutely nothing about it. Iris Evans, Heather Forsythe and Yvonne Fritz didn't care. There are costly lawsuits against the Alberta government, relating to the deaths of foster children in Alberta. Heather Forsythe deflected to the Wildrose, in order to avoid being held responsible for her incompetence and neglect. Now the NDP has to clean up the big mess from the Alberta PCs, in the last 30 years. The...See More
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Mickey Andres
Harvey Bishop , Can you read? I realize when it happened that's why I posted Alberta children like Serenity, I also realize it's been going on for years through various leaders, do you realize you get nowhere looking in the review mirror Harvey?
Right now Notley is in power and it's her choice to walk away again, how the hell is bringing up dead and buried former PM's a benefit now Harvey?
Stay on task with who's doing nothing now.
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Tom Fleming ·
all ives matter.
UnlikeReply3Dec 12, 2016 3:57pm
Dwight Steen
not to nutley and her ndp
LikeReply4Dec 12, 2016 5:13pm
Mickey Andres
Dwight Steen , You couldn't be more right, heartless and dismissive because there's nothing in it for them.
LikeReply3Dec 12, 2016 5:40pm
Harvey Bishop
Dwight Steen Who is Nutley? This incident happened in 2014, when the Alberta PCs were in power. Prior to this incident, there was multitudes of deaths of foster children in Alberta. The Alberta PCs didn't do anything about it. Iris Evans, Heather Forsythe and Yvonne Fritz didn't care. Tough to accept facts, but this is totally the fault of the extremely corrupt Alberta PCs. Now the NDP has to clean up the big mess left behind from the Alberta PCs, in the last 30 years.
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Keith Williment ·
Harvey Bishop
well she has been in power long enough, why has she cleaned NOTHING up.
she has just run the province into a debt pit.
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Harvey Bishop
Keith Williment 1 year and 8 months can't be long enough time to fix the 30 years of Alberta PC mismanagement and corruption. We have a $26 billion infrastructure debt. This is from the Alberta PCs, failing to properly maintain infrastructure, in the last 25-30 years. How could that be fixed in 1 year and 8 months? Repairing roads and highways can't happen in the winter or when we have a lot of rain. We have hardly any money in Alberta right now, because of the Alberta PCs, blowing billions upon billions of dollars on multitudes of very costly scandals and neglect, in the post Peter Lougheed era. Oil prices are very low and that adds to it. We had a big debt before the NDP was in power in Alberta, and we'd still have it if the Alberta PCs were still in power. We'd still have a big debt, regardless of who was ruling Alberta right now. The Alberta PCs and their negligence caused it.
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Ron Wright ·
Harvey Bishop You are a broken record, repeating your venim over & over. Get a brain, put it in gear and take a look at what Notley & the NDP Commies are NOT doing!
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Julie Ali ·
Harvey Bishop Sorry. They have had enough time. We have waited 44 years for change. If they can't do it, let us hire new folks.
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