Close X
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
ADVT 
National

Man Says He's Father Of Newborn Seized In Hospital By Manitoba Social Workers

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 06 Feb, 2019
  • Man Says He's Father Of Newborn Seized In Hospital By Manitoba Social Workers

WINNIPEG — A man has come forward saying he is the father of a newborn seen in a social media video being taken from its mother by police and social workers.


A child protection hearing in Winnipeg today was adjourned for a week at a request by the man's lawyer.


The request was relayed by a lawyer representing the First Nations child and family services agency in charge of the baby.


No participant in the hearing can be named under Manitoba law.


The video of the newborn was broadcast live on Facebook by the woman's uncle in January, and First Nations leaders have said it shows a child-welfare system biased against Indigenous people.


In the video, the mother is sitting in a Winnipeg hospital bed cradling the two-day-old baby and crying before social workers and police take the child into care.


Statistics from the Manitoba government show that newborn apprehensions occur, on average, about once a day and that about 90 per cent of kids in care are Indigenous.

MORE National ARTICLES

Vancouver Police Investigate City’s Second Pedestrian Fatality Of The Year

Vancouver Police Investigate City’s Second Pedestrian Fatality Of The Year

Vancouver Police are investigating a collision this morning in East Vancouver that has claimed the life of a pedestrian.

Vancouver Police Investigate City’s Second Pedestrian Fatality Of The Year

12-Year-Old Boy Shot With Pellet Gun While Sledding In Cloverdale Park: Surrey RCMP

12-Year-Old Boy Shot With Pellet Gun While Sledding In Cloverdale Park: Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP is investigating an incident of a child being shot by a pellet at Hillcrest Park in Cloverdale.

12-Year-Old Boy Shot With Pellet Gun While Sledding In Cloverdale Park: Surrey RCMP

Surrey RCMP Appeal For Witnesses After 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Hurt In Crash

Surrey RCMP Appeal For Witnesses After 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Hurt In Crash

Surrey RCMP is asking to speak with witnesses of a collision between a pedestrian and car in the City Centre area of Surrey on January 29, 2019.

Surrey RCMP Appeal For Witnesses After 40-Year-Old Pedestrian Hurt In Crash

BC Hydro Deferral Accounts At $5.5 Billion, Says Rate Review By Auditor General

BC Hydro Deferral Accounts At $5.5 Billion, Says Rate Review By Auditor General

VICTORIA — Auditor general Carol Bellringer says BC Hydro has deferred $5.5 billion in expenses that it plans to recover from ratepayers over time.

BC Hydro Deferral Accounts At $5.5 Billion, Says Rate Review By Auditor General

B.C. Liberal Party Launches Online Candidate Recruitment Drive

B.C. Liberal Party Launches Online Candidate Recruitment Drive

The B.C. Liberal party is searching for new candidates using a website to recruit political hopefuls, including those from under-represented parts of the population in the legislature.

 

B.C. Liberal Party Launches Online Candidate Recruitment Drive

Vancouver Vacancies Fall By 15% In 2018 Empty Homes Tax Declarations

Vancouver Vacancies Fall By 15% In 2018 Empty Homes Tax Declarations

The statistics are from initial returns of Vancouver's 2018 empty homes tax.

 

Vancouver Vacancies Fall By 15% In 2018 Empty Homes Tax Declarations

PrevNext