Interview requests from CBC ignored or declined for the past four months while the Children's aid society say they are moving to change their reputation for secrecy
the Districts of Sudbury and
Manitoulin continues to be
silent on a $90,000 hotel bill
racked up by its former
Four months after being called out by Ontario's auditor
general, the agency has ignored various media requests for a
Children's aid societies are private organizations, run on
public money, but are not covered by freedom of information
laws or open to investigation by Ontario's Ombudsman.
As of last week yet another dog and pony show aired by the
Ontario Government which Ontario's child and youth
advocate, Irwin Elman has been signed on and he says they can
now be investigated and continued saying he will be "Bringing
fresh air into a house that's been shuttered for hundreds of
years and drawing the drapes and letting sunlight in,".
Those investigation reports will be made public, but the
advocate cannot lay charges, only make non-binding
Also, Elman can only investigate complaints involving child
welfare and not how the children's aid manages public money.
He says citizens who think the children's aid needs to be more
accountable should keep the conversation going with their