Watchdog says child welfare failed girl

Mary-Ellen Turmel Lafond, the B.C. child watchdog, says a little girl who was transferred to Saskatchewan, fell through the cracks unnecessarily.

B.C. watchdog says welfare agency and the province failed to ensure child was protected

A B.C. child watchdog said a two-year-old girl, who was transferred to Saskatchewan, fell through the cracks.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.'s representative for children and youth, spoke with Saskatoon Morning host LeishaGrebinski about how the child ended-up in the care of her grandfather despite his lengthy criminal record and addiction. 

The girl was thin and malnourished when she was taken away 18-months later.


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