Is It The Union's Job To Fight Against Professional Regulation?

Is It The Union's Job To Fight Against Professional Regulation?
Posted on April 8, 2018 | Derek Flegg | Written on April 8, 2018
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SHOULD CUPE AND OPSEU SUPPORT THE CAS AND THEIR FIGHT AGAINST PROFESSIONAL REGULATION AND WHY ISN'T IT A HUGE CONFLICT OF THE PUBLIC INTEREST WHEN THEY DO?

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CHILD PROTECTION SOCIAL WORKERS TAKING OFF THE WORKER CLOTHES AND PUTTING ON THEIR UNION CLOTHES TO JOIN THE SOCIETY'S FIGHT AGAINST PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION?

Why does the children's aid society have a problem with professional regulation?

The children's aid society claim if they were suddenly forced to obey the Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, SO 1998 Ontario.ca - as many as 30% of their current workforce wouldn't be qualified to register with the college though others put the number closer to somewhere between 50 and 70% of their current workforce wouldn't be qualified to register at the time they were hired to work with children. The Unions claim these workers have in some cases decades of on the job experience who would lose their jobs which wouldn't be fair to them and screw the best interest of the child coming first despite all the damage they've already done with their godlike "special powers" they've become so accustomed to.

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/98s31

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CHILD PROTECTION SOCIAL WORKERS TAKING OFF THE WORKER CLOTHES AND PUTTING ON THEIR UNION CLOTHES TO JOIN THE SOCIETY'S FIGHT AGAINST PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION?

CAS needs building up, not blowing up: OPSEU president

Publication Date

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 5:15pm

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the government must consult with child protection workers before taking radical measures to restructure the child protection system.

In late December, Premier Kathleen Wynne said she was looking at restructuring the CAS and was even willing to “blow up” the system. But in a letter today to Children’s Aid Society (CAS) employees represented by OPSEU, Thomas insisted that any solution must begin with constructive dialogue with all stakeholders – especially child protection workers.

“If Kathleen Wynne wants to be bold about fixing the system,” Thomas wrote, “she needs to build it up, not blow it up. And the first step in building it up is to start listening to the province’s dedicated and caring child protection workers.”

“Here’s what my members on the frontlines know: first, we need to put some real dollars into direct client service; and second, government needs to address marginalization and poverty, or else some children will always be at greater risk of coming into contact with children’s aid.”

https://opseu.org/news/cas-needs-building-not-blowing-opseu-president

IS CUPE READY TO TAKE THE HEAT FOR ONTARIO'S LOOSE CANON, THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETIES..

For the last 20 or so years the CAS has hired a lot unqualified workers who joined CUPE ... Some estimates say as many as many 55% of the current CAS workforce have nothing more than a two college diploma in general social work.

PROTECTIONS FOR CUPE MEMBERS:

Luckily, many CUPE members ((who were actually qualified when they were hired)) have protections against unilateral changes to work qualifications in their collective agreements. The report notes that at least seven collective agreements have language against mandatory professional regulation and the Provincial Discussion Table language ensures that any changes to qualifications are grandparented-in with no current staff affected. If the employers are moving forward with professional regulation, it’s likely they will bring this issue to the next round of collective bargaining so CUPE members will have to be prepared.

The report also notes that the “clearest path forward” would be for the provincial  government to legislate the necessity of professional regulation, which would be an appallingly heavy-handed move.

AND DRAGGING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES THROUGH THE FAMILY COURTS WASN'T HEAVY-HANDED?

Address: 80 Commerce Valley Dr E #1, Thornhill, ON L3T

http://joincupe2190.ca/files/2015/10/Professional-regulation-at-children...

A TOTALLY TRUSTWORTHY 2013 OACAS survey found that only 70% of relevant job classifications wouldn't qualify for registration with the College of Social Workers. CUPE members now working as child protection workers could suddenly without warning be deemed totally unqualified to perform child protect work if forced to register with the College of Social Workers.

FORMER ONTARIO MPP FRANK KLEES HAD THIS TO SAY: 

WE DON'T CARE WHAT KIND OF SOCIAL WORKERS THEY WANT TO CALL THEMSELVES - TIME TO STOP THE ONTARIO CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY FROM REFUSING TO OBEY THE LAW.

WATCH THE VIDEO:

https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesUnitedOntario/videos/575502742659494/

Frank Klees (born March 6, 1951) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1995 to 2014. He was a cabinet minister in the government of Mike Harris.

Social Work and Social Service Work Act, 1998, S.O. 1998, c. 31

https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/98s31

SHOULD CUPE PROTECT CAS WORKERS WHO WERE NOT QUALIFIED TO BE REGISTERED TO PERFORM CHILD PROTECTION WORK WHEN THEY WERE HIRED?

Mary Ballantyne, CEO of Ontario's Association of Children's Aid Societies academic credentials include and are limited to a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Guelph and a Masters of Industrial Relations – Human Resource Management from Queens University.

LATER THE PROTEST RALLIES ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ONTO THE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES TO HAND OUT INFORMATION PACKETS TO STUDENTS.

In January 2017, the Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies (OACAS) launched a revamped set of curriculum for Ontario’s child protection workers. The Child Welfare Pathway to Authorization Series is designed to be more responsive and better reflect the realities of child welfare work in Ontario using an anti-oppressive framework. New training will cover topics such as equity, human rights, and anti-racism.

Imagine that, an agency that has been called as "Powerful As God" needs anti-oppressive, anti-racist human rights training in an anti-oppressive framework and here I thought Canada's Constitution, Charter of Rights and Fundamental Justice was an anti-oppressive framework.

Powerful As God on IMDB:

The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario is a documentary that delves into society's most controversial and secretive topics. The film navigates 'truth' by engaging twenty-six witnesses with diverse experiences into conversation. By facilitating a voice for individuals whose lives have been tragically affected, with observations and recommendations by experts who have worked directly with the agency (such as doctors, social workers and lawyers), the film reveals a child welfare system plagued by systemic and bureaucratic abuse that urgently requires public attention. Financed by tax dollars and wielding extraordinary power, the Children's Aid Society is deconstructed to reveal a broken system where employees have been heard to describe their influence over children and families to be as powerful as god.

The film, Powerful As God, won the MADA award (Children’s Issues) at Commffest Film Festival in Toronto, 2012. The documentary screened at three festivals and is now released online (Blackout.ca), it was nationally broadcast on television during 2013, and received television, radio and newspaper media coverage.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234353/

Mary Ballantyne CEO of OACAS says, the next step is to have Ontario's estimated 5,160 child protection social workers registered and regulated by a professional college. Fifty-five per cent have a bachelor's (BSW) or master's degree in social work. A BSW is the minimum required to join the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, which is discussing the registration process with societies. Apr 03, 2016.

In 2015 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne proclaimed herself ready to do whatever it takes to fix the children's aid societies mess - except launch an investigation.

“If we could fix what is ailing the child protection system, child welfare system in this province, by starting from scratch and blowing up what exists — I would be willing to do that, because one child’s life would be worth changing the administrative structures.

But, just not yet. The premier wanted more evidence before she would act.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/12/22/premier-ponders-blowing-u...

If you have reasonable grounds to suspect a child is in need of help, you need to launch the investigation. It isn’t up to you to prove or investigate the corruption or the danger to children and their families, but it is up to the Premiere not to take chances and to reach out and help protect the children.

"It is not necessary to be certain that a child is or may be in need of protection to make a report to a children’s aid society. “Reasonable grounds” refers to the information that an average person, using normal and honest judgment, would need in order to decide to report. This standard has been recognized by courts in Ontario as establishing the lowest threshold for reporting."

What's lower than reasonable grounds? Mere suspicion.

http://www.oacas.org/childrens-aid-child-protection/duty-to-report/

After the 276 recommendations in the last two most recent inquests into the deaths of children in care, and another 30+ recommendations from the Motherisk commission - is MARY BALLANTYNE'S children's aid society really worth the lives of anymore children in Ontario's care?

MARY BALLANTYNE says: "Those who call for the overhaul of Ontario's children's aid societies fail to understand the many ways in which their system excels."

“There are lots of kids in group homes all over Ontario and they are not doing well — and everybody knows it,” says Kiaras Gharabaghi, a member of a government-appointed panel that examined the residential care system in 2016.

Children seized from their parents very often face dire outcomes in their lives. About half of Crown wards, as they’re called, dropout of high school. The Star reports that 20 percent of them change homes more than three times (some changing homes more than 60 times), and an outright majority have changed schools more than three times. An earlier report I read at TVO claimed that 68 percent of homeless youth come from group homes, foster homes or youth centres.

MOTIVE, MEANS AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.

This isn't just a case of blame the faulty drug tests. 

Blame the CAS workers that improperly administered the test all across Canada for over twenty years and the agency that failed to train them. 

Blame the judges, lawyers and health professionals that helped perpetuate the kids for revenue system that is still used today and as long as it a kids for cash system another scandal in a long and sorted list of scandals is inevitable.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2018/motherisk-tainted-tests-broke...

“The testing was imposed on people who were among the poorest and most vulnerable members of our society, with scant regard for due process of their rights to privacy and bodily integrity,” the report states. “Most of the parents who were tested were powerless to resist. They told us that they submitted to the testing under duress, in fear of losing custody of or access to their children” only to lose access or custody anyway.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/02/26/motherisk-tests-unfair-and-h...

APPREHENSIONS, DRUG COUNSELING AND COURT ORDERED SUPERVISION, OH MY...

Watch KEEP FIGHTING the short Motherisk video:

https://www.facebook.com/FamiliesUnitedOntario/videos/712354072307693/

The commission was established on the recommendation of former justice Susan Lang, whose independent review of Motherisk concluded in December 2015 that the testing was “inadequate and unreliable” for use in child protection and criminal proceedings. Beaman, also a retired judge, was appointed under the Public Inquiries Act to probe 25 years of child protection cases in Ontario involving Motherisk’s flawed hair tests.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/02/26/motherisk-tests-unfair-and-h...

Monique Taylor, MPP for Hamilton Mountain

27 February at 10:22 ·

See my statement in response to the Motherisk Commission report released on Monday:

“Today’s report confirms what too many families already know – years of faulty drug and alcohol testing targeting some of the most vulnerable in our province have devastated a generation of families. It’s heartbreaking to think of the families, many indigenous, that were unfairly targeted and subject to flawed and invasive testing. For many parents, the nightmare of being separated from their children became a reality, leaving them powerless and with little recourse. The damage to these families cannot be undone and the lost years together can never be given back.

We need to use the commission’s report to demand better for Ontario families and ensure that this never happens again. The Wynne government must immediately adopt the 32 recommendations of the Motherisk Commission and continue to review any child protection case impacted by Motherisk .”

https://www.facebook.com/MPPTaylor/

It seemed so perfect, so scientific - a hair test that could objectively determine whether parents of young children were abusing drugs or alcohol and therefore a risk to their children.

But about 25 000 families later it turns out the 'Motherisk' hair testing was flawed, and improperly administered all across Canada for over twenty years.

The results were devastating. Families broken up, children seized and irrevocably adopted out. The Fifth Estate tracked down parents who share stories for the first time on Tainted Tests: Broken Families. Mark Kelley reports. A joint investigation with the Toronto Star and CBC Radio’s The Current.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2018/motherisk-tainted-tests-broke...

Committing to Poverty Reduction.

The Agenda brings together poverty advocates and experts to discuss the latest census numbers and reports that describe the depth of inequality in parts of the province.

https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/committing-t...

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/966156799727476736

https://twitter.com/TheAgenda

"Losing a child to CAS should be much harder."

Why apply a much lower burden of evidence to removing children from their parents than to convicting people of criminal behaviour?

By EDWARD KEENAN. Columnist Fri., Dec. 12, 2014.

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/12/12/losing_a_child_to_cas_sho...

"Impoverished: Report Shines Light On Poverty’s Role On Kids In CAS System."

The effect of provincial policies on struggling families was especially apparent in the late 1990s, when the Conservative government slashed welfare payments and social service funding while at the same time, it introduced in child protection the notion of maltreatment by “omission,” including not having enough food in the home and this after giving the society what amounted to an unlimited funding scheme. The number of children taken into care spiked as did their funding. 

“The ministry has been pretty clear with us that advocacy is not part of our mandate,” Goodman said speaking for the society. “It’s not like they’re asking for the (poverty) data. They’re not.” Goodman then when on to suggest the silence suited the government more than the silence suited the society's funding goals.

https://unpublishedottawa.com/letter/166677/impoverished-report-shines-l...

"THE PEEL MEMO LEAK."

Though the CAS claimed the purpose of the memo wasn't to inflate numbers, between 2011 and 2013 the 46 (at the time) separate societies investigated a combined total of 42 000 families or about 14 000 investigations per year, in 2014 - after the Peel Memo Leak - and launching a new government funded advertising campaign and reopening 20 000 previously closed files the societies investigated a combined total of over 82 000 families to meet their funding goals in that one year as reported by the Toronto Star.

Mary Ballantyne, CEO of OACAS said there was more context going into the decision making process than met the eye.. 

SO, WHAT HAPPENS THE NEXT TIME THE CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY COMES UP SHORT?

"No one should be surprised that agencies like CAS are taking extreme steps to ensure they meet their funding goals" said Carrie Lynn Poole-Cotnam, Chair of the CUPE Ontario Social Services sector.

Conservative children’s services critic Jane McKenna said the memo’s optics are “terrible” and “reflect poorly on not just the CAS but also Wynne and the Liberal government, which bears ultimate responsibility for child welfare in Ontario.” She then went on to say, “These are desperate people doing desperate things.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/14/in_leaked_memo_peel_cas_staf...

"Motherisk review should be expanded: Innocence Project."

According to York University’s Innocence Project, the case suggests that the problems at Motherisk may have continued beyond 2010.

In light of Sarah’s story, the Innocence Project is asking the province to expand the scope of the review to include more recent cases, as well as child custody battles that do not involve protection issues.

“In order to have the best and more informed perspectives on (Motherisk’s) problems, it is necessary to look at other instances where they may have made mistakes,” reads a letter sent to Justice Susan Lang last month, signed by all 12 of the project’s law students and law professor Alan Young.

“The case at hand is evidence that these problems have persisted past 2010 and that they have occurred in a variety of currently

un-examined contexts.”

https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2015/02/10/motherisk-review-should-be...

In leaked memo, Peel CAS staff asked to keep cases open to retain funding AND ADD 1000 MORE...

What does it mean when the CAS tells middle management to add 1000 new cases? It means ...

"Take any family that won't sign consent forms and service agreements to the one sided Ontario family court....

By KATIE DAUBS Feature Writer Thu., March 14, 2013.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/14/in_leaked_memo_peel_cas_staf...

Q&A : Motherisk - Tainted Tests, Broken Families - The Fifth Estate.

Fifth Estate co-host Mark Kelley, Rachel Mendleson of The Toronto Star and CBC Radio The Current's John Chipman answer your questions on our investigation into the Motherisk hair testing program. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPDGJkZejMY

Motherisk scandal prompts review of Ontario’s forensic labs

Community Safety Minister Marie-France Lalonde says the province “will be moving forward on mandatory accreditation” for Ontario forensic labs, in the wake of the Motherisk scandal.

By RACHEL MENDLESON News reporter. May 30, 2017.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/05/30/motherisk-scandal-prompts-re...

Impoverished: Report shines light on poverty’s role on kids in CAS system:

The effect of provincial policies on struggling families was especially apparent in the late 1990s, when the Conservative government slashed welfare payments and social service funding while at the same time, it introduced in child protection the notion of maltreatment by “omission,” including not having enough food in the home and this after giving the society what amounted to an unlimited funding scheme. The number of children taken into care spiked as did their funding.

“The ministry has been pretty clear with us that advocacy is not part of our mandate,” said the report’s co-author, Deborah Goodman. “It’s not like they’re asking for the (poverty) data. They’re not.” Goodman then goes to to suggest the silence suited the provincial government, more than it suited the society's funding goals.

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/08/15/report-shines-light-on-p...

Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin reported on a case in which a couple had their children removed from their home, without being able to call any witnesses or contest the evidence offered against them, without any trial at all. The summary judgment highlighted the fact that the parents were facing criminal charges. Those charges were dropped months later — and the parents insist they were baseless to begin with — but their children remain in foster care three years later.

Rachel Mendleson reported on a case in which a woman’s children were taken away — and kept away — largely on the strength of hair lab tests showing she used cocaine. The type of testing used as evidence in her child protection case has recently been rejected by a court in a criminal case. A judge ruled you can’t be sent to jail on the strength of those tests. But those tests are the one major piece of evidence that mean Christine Rupert will likely never see her two daughters again.

Of course, punishment isn’t the aim of children’s aid societies when they remove children from their homes, but it certainly is the effect on parents. It appears to be punishing in the effect it has on many children, too.

Children seized from their parents very often face dire outcomes in their lives. About half of Crown wards, as they’re called, dropout of high school. The Star reports that 20 percent of them change homes more than three times (some changing homes more than 60 times), and an outright majority have changed schools more than three times. An earlier report I read at TVO claimed that 68 percent of homeless youth come from group homes, foster homes or youth centres.

By SANDRO CONTENTA News JIM RANKIN Feature reporter Staff Reporters Mon., Aug. 15, 2016

MORE AT THESTAR.COM: Society’s Children

https://www.thestar.com/news/cas.html

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“It is stunning to me how these children... are rendered invisible while they are alive and invisible in their death,” said Irwin Elman, Ontario’s advocate for children and youth. Between 90 and 120 children and youth connected to children’s aid die every year. (rendered invisible by the PDRC)

The Star obtained the reports in a freedom of information request and compiled them according to the type of serious event that occurred — something the ministry does not do.

They note everything from medication errors to emotional meltdowns to deaths.

Restraints were used in more than one-third of 1,200 serious occurrence reports filed in 2013 by group homes and residential treatment centres in the city, according to a Star analysis.

At one treatment facility, 43 of the 119 serious occurrence reports filed to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services include a youth being physically restrained and injected by a registered nurse with a drug, presumably a sedative. How is a society that's against spanking isn't against tying children to their beds and drugging them?

The language used by some group homes evokes an institutional setting rather than a nurturing environment. When children go missing, they are “AWOL.” In one instance in which a child acted out in front of peers, he was described as a “negative contagion.” Often, the reasons for behaviour are not noted. Children are in a “poor space” and are counselled not to make “poor choices.”

Blame is always placed on the child.

Their stories are briefly told in 1,200 Toronto reports describing “serious occurrences” filed to the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in 2013. Most involve children and youth in publicly funded, privately operated group homes.

“You know your system is based on the flimsiest of foundations when you have absolutely no standards on who can do this work,” adds Gharabaghi, director of Ryerson University’s school of child and youth care.

The ministry doesn’t know how many children are being cared for in Ontario’s 389 licensed group homes. For some reason the ministry is just now working on a system that will eventually allow it to collect the information.

EVENTUALLY?

In other Star articles the number of children currently in care has varied from just under 16 thousand most recently to just over 23 thousand in 2014.

The written PDRC report.

http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/english/DeathInvestigations/office_corone...

The little PDRC pie chart that knew too much.

http://www.mcscs.jus.gov.on.ca/sites/default/files/content/mcscs/images/...

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/03/14/in_leaked_memo_peel_cas_staf...

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/07/03/physical-restraint-commo...

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/07/03/kids-in-toronto-group-ho...

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/08/15/report-shines-light-on-p...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/sudden-infant-death-syndrome-undeter...

https://criminology.regis.edu/criminology-programs/resources/blog/undete...

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/01/01/dont-blow-up-ontar...

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/12/01/kids-are-going-through-tr...

How did the Police Crack Canada's Largest Child Pornography Ring: Inside the decades-long lack of effort to take down an organized criminal child porn ring hiding in plain sight.

But first...

Forgetting the victims of child abuse. National Post September 26,2007.  

In the 1980s, Canadians were shocked into awareness of the widespread evil of child sexual abuse. In Ontario alone, the names Cornwall, Prescott and London became synonymous with "respectable" pedophile rings -- lawyers, doctors, police officers and Catholic clergymen -- that for decades preyed on society's most vulnerable boys.

http://www.barbarakay.ca/articles/view/114

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Huge inquiry fails to find RESPECTABLE pedophile ring in Cornwall.

By ROBERT BENZIE, ROB FERGUSON, Queen's Park Bureau

Wed., Dec. 16, 2009.

There were 34 victims in a Cornwall child-molestation scandal, but even after a four-year, $53 million public inquiry no one knows if an organized pedophile ring was operating in Eastern Ontario.

Commissioner G. Normand Glaude released his 2,396-page report Tuesday, exposing "a combination of "systemic" failures, insensitivity to complaints, and a reluctance to act" on the part of church, school, children's aid, police and justice officials.

In his report, Glaude makes 234 recommendations to various government ministries, Cornwall police, Ontario Provincial Police, the local children's aid society, Catholic Church diocese, and area school boards.

Glaude urged the provincial government to put $5 million into "healing and reconciliation" services in the Cornwall area over the next five years, along with initiatives to train staff at institutions to better handle abuse allegations.

In his review, Glaude was critical of former Ottawa-area Tory MPP Garry Guzzo, a judge who championed the theory that there was a pedophile ring operating in Cornwall.

"It appears he overstated his knowledge of the facts," he wrote.

Constable Perry Dunlop:

(Courageous former Cornwall Police Service Officer who bears deep wounds and continues to pay dearly for blowing the whistle in 1994 on a massive sex abuse scandal and “Church” cover-up) Click here for extensive further info on Perry Dunlop at  The Inquiry website.

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/#respond

In 2004, McGuinty thanked Guzzo, who had stood up to his own party after the OPP concluded in 2001 there was no evidence of organized pedophilia.

While police laid 115 charges against 15 suspects based on allegations of sexual abuse by 34 people, only one person was ever convicted.

https://www.thestar.com/news/ontario/2009/12/16/huge_inquiry_fails_to_fi...

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How Police Cracked Canada's Largest Child Pornography Ring. Inside the year-long effort to take down a criminal organization hiding in plain sight.

BY ROBERT KOLKER Updated 10:33, Oct. 12, 2017.

Project Spade arrests by the numbers.

Ontario: 50. Rest of Canada: 58. United States: 76. International: 164.

What was most alarming, Inspector Beaven-Desjardins said, was that many of the arrests were of people who worked with or closely interacted with children.

40 School teachers, 9 doctors and nurses, 9 pastors and priests, 6 law enforcement personnel and 3 foster parents are among those facing charges in the wide-ranging operation that can be traced back to a business operating out of Toronto’s west end, police said.

Project Spade, massive international child porn bust centred on Toronto, nets 348 arrests in ‘horrific sexual acts’. The Toronto man at the heart of the investigation was allegedly running a company since 2005 that distributed child pornography videos.

Police say the sheer amount of images and videos seized in their investigation — 45 terabytes worth — was staggering.

“This is equivalent to a stack of paper as tall as 1,500 CN Towers,” said Beaven-Desjardins.

“Officers located hundreds of thousands of images and videos detailing horrific sexual acts against very young children, some of the worst that they have ever viewed.”

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"The courtroom was evacuated while constables tried to resuscitate the 52-year-old Mr. Boudreau. He died the next day in hospital."

Mr. Boudreau, a former junior-college chemistry teacher and soccer coach, is the fourth person known to have killed himself after being identified in connection with Project Spade child porn arrests.

Journalists at the Quebec City courthouse saw the convicted defendant, Nicolas Boudreau, collapse on Wednesday morning after he pulled a small flask from a pocket and gulped its content right after Quebec Court Justice Christian Boulet sentenced him to six months in jail.

Project Spade: The Biggest Scandal In Canadian History.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHtgMxTeLko

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/man-poisons-himself-after-...

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/at-least-386-victims-rescued-after-p...

https://thewalrus.ca/how-police-cracked-canadas-largest-child-pornograph...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_International_child_pornography_inves...

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/nearly-400-children-rescued-348-adult...

Constable Perry Dunlop: The Forgotten Hero.

http://theinquiry.ca/perry-dunlop/

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/cornwall-ex-...

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/appeal-denied/

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/ontarios-top...

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/ontarios-top...

https://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/cornwall/perry-dunlop-2/dunlop-loses...

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