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CFS seizes a Manitoba newborn a day, First Nations advocate says - Manitoba - CBC News

2.9.15

CFS seizes a Manitoba newborn a day, First Nations advocate says - Manitoba - CBC News: Manitoba is seizing a record number of newborns — as many as 40 a month from one downtown hospital — rather than supporting parents, Morgan said. The infants are being taken into care without any assessment of the parents or their ability to care for the child, she said.

"The taps of apprehension are on high and the bathtub was full five years ago, so they have kids spilling out all over the place. They're prepared to shove them anywhere."

Manitoba has one of the highest apprehension rates in Canada, said Morgan, who added the seizures are as damaging as Indian residential schools. The longer a child is in care, the more complex the child's needs become, she said.


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