Caseload is a load of...?

Despite the economic downturn, the ministry of children and family development has forecasted a decrease in its caseload. In February, the ministry stated the average number of children in care would be 9,000 in each of the fiscal years between 2009/10 and 2011/12. But now that number has been lowered to 8,800 in 2009/10 and 8,700 in 2010/11 and 2011/12. The ministry has said that's because of demographic forces which are aging children out of care and preventive measures. But children and youth representative Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond expressed disbelief at those numbers.


Pure fudge!

And by children "aging" out of care they are referring to kids like the 16-year old we know who has been abandoned by MCFD just as he decided to throw himself into a full-blown adolescent crisis.

I believe the Childrens' Advocate over anything the Ministry has to say.

The same people budgeted $62 million for fighting forest fires this year. Costs now push $300 million, headed for more than $400 million.

And, 2009 is not an anomaly. The idiotic estimate of $62 had little to do with true expectations. It was all about delivering a pre-election budget with minimal bad news. Liberal denials are just more lies. Liberal strategy makes them strangers to truth repeatedly and by design. I've had enough. Anyone else?

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