The controversy engulfing Alberta's child welfare system has unearthed valuable ammunition for a lawyer spearheading a class-action suit on behalf of foster kids.
Robert Lee told Sun Media that the provincial child advocate's internal quarterly reports, which detail a litany of complaints against the foster-care system, are "evidence" in his lawsuit involving 400 former foster kids.
"I didn't know they existed," Lee told Sun Media.
"They're going to be very helpful for me, but whether they create enough pressure for the government to fix the system remains to be seen."
The reports were released to the public this week by NDP MLA Rachel Notley after she acquired several years' worth of them through an access to information request.
They reveal complaints of illegal restraint techniques used on kids in care, kids sexually assaulting other kids, and children being placed in inappropriate or even dangerous homes because nothing better was available.
If you were a foster child in Alberta and suffered abuse or neglect while in foster care, please contact Lawyer - Robert P. Lee 780-438-4972 (ext. 306) to join the Class Action lawsuit. Don't be afraid, just call.
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