Ontario Civil


Appeal

STAY PENDING APPEAL
Not in child’s best interests to reinstate access with mother pending appeal

Society’s motion for summary judgment was granted. Child was found to be in need of protection and was made Crown ward without access to either parent for purposes of adoption. Mother appealed. Mother sought to have order stayed pending appeal and permit access. Mother, aged 18, and prior to order was having supervised access with child. Foster parents were prepared to adopt child. Motion dismissed. Appeal did not have merit. There was no arguable chance of success in any of grounds of appeal raised by mother. It was not in child’s best interests to reinstate access with mother pending appeal. Judge’s finding that continuation of access would not be beneficial to child was not challenged on appeal.

Bruce-Grey Child and Family Services v. G. (T.) (Dec. 12, 2013, Ont. S.C.J., Conlan J., File No. 13-231-00AP) 234 A.C.W.S. (3d) 543.

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