Thursday, January 24, 2008

Fourth Adjournment

Today, we adjourned the case until the second Thursday in May (3 months) to give us time to discuss possible resolutions. They wanted to adjourn indefinitely (sine die) but I did not accept that. I gave us three months.

We agreed to 2nd thursday (8th of May, 2008) to be spoken to as well.

Here is their offer before Court. Not much of an offer as far as I am concerned since it appears that they will write a letter of their own to their membership, and since I have no way of literally confirming the letter is or has been sent out.

Also their proposal attempts to prevent me from taking any further actions of any kind related to this matter or to my getting a membership with the Society.

Here is their response letter:

Mr. Dunn,

Re: Without Prejudice Settlement Proposal

1. The Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, on the conditions specified, is prepared to circulate a letter to all of its members in accordance with the terms, and for the purposes, cited by you in your letter to The Honourable Deb Mathews of the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, dated January 21, 2008 page 6 paragraph 3; and to ensure that you be advised of the responses of the members (or alternatively, that no response was received).

That Word Formatted letter is able to be read at this link or in PDF at this link

2. You would agree not to write further letters to any of the members; the charge against Ms. MacKinnon would be withdrawn with an undertaking that they would not be relayed against her or the Children’s Aid Society; and there would be no application made to the Superior Court of Ontario contesting the refusal of your membership application.

3. Mr. Morrow will seek instructions from our client once you indicate your agreement to resolve all these matters in the manner described above.

4. This communication is provided to you on a without prejudice basis, with the participation of the Provincial prosecutor, Ms. Yvonne Goebel.

5. The hearing today will be adjourned sine die; the Society waives any Section 11(b) Charter application.

Yours truly,

As it is not in the public interest for this matter to be tied up in a court of Civil Procedure, I will not settle for anything less than the following:

A copy of the list as required by law (307 (1) Corporations Act:

A membership with the Society so I can advocate from within using proper methods

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Letter to Minister of Children and Youth Services

The following letter was sent to the Minister of Children and Youth Services regarding the Ottawa Children's Aid Society contravening section 307 (5) of the Corporations Act and spending Ministry funds on illegal purposes.

PDF Version Here
MS Word Version Here

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Jan 29 - 2PM - Live Discussion on Foster Care

Come join the online, live, voice and text discussion using the free program called SKYPE downloadable at

Once you have downloaded and installed the program and created an account, you can then visit HERE and join the conversation on the correct date.

See you there!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Adoptee Fighting For Open Records

Please visit the web site of Marie Marchand, a lawyer who has been fighting for open adoption records using her own time, money, blood sweat and tears I am sure.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Freedom of Information Request - Ottawa

Rick O'Connor is both the President of the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa and a Lawyer employed by the City of Ottawa as their City Solicitor.

Between Februrary, 2007 and today, Rick has used City resources (e-mail) to communicate between himself and the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa for what appears to be the purpose of committing an Offence under section 307 (5) of the Corporations Act.

As a result, I had initiated a Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Protection Act Request (MFIPPA) in order to obtain all communications between Rick O'Connor, and the Children's Aid Society of Ottawa and certain members of the Societies staff.

The City responded by refusing my MFIPPA request based on the fact that he created the emails in question while acting in his role as the member of the CAS board instead of in his role as City Solicitor, therefore they claim the communications are not in the City's "custody and control".

I have since appealed this decision and await the outcome. The Freedom of Information and Privacy Office has confirmed the have received my appeal applcation and 25.00 fee.

You can see the related, numerically ordered documents and follow this issue's progress at