Director’s case reviews usually focus on the actions of ministry staff and examine whether policy and standards were followed.
The deaths of children in government care are also reported to Representative for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, who has the authority to collect evidence and launch independent reviews.
Donaldson, who has repeatedly asked Cadieux about the case in the legislature, said the timing of the director’s case review raises troubling new questions. He noted that Isabella’s mother, Sara-Jane Wiens, recently launched a lawsuit against the province, the director and the foster parents. The suit alleges negligence and breach of duty, and claims that Isabella’s death was never properly investigated
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