Earlier, we reported the British Columbia's children and youth representative has taken legal action in a bid to force the provincial government to give her access to confidential cabinet documents related to its child in the home of a relative program. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond has said those documents are essential to completing her audit of that program, which is being wound down in favour of a new extended family program. We've already published a copy of Ms. Turpel-Lafond's petition, which was filed with the Supreme Court of British Columbia today. But those who are paying attention to this story may also want to peruse the affidavit accompanying that petition. The following is a complete copy.
May 4, 2010