The parent/child relationship is highly valued in our society and is protected against state intervention by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But there are limits to parental rights. What happens when parental rights clash, or when parental rights clash with social values?

This session will focus on examining the limits to parental rights, both in the context of child welfare law and private domestic law. The panel will discuss what legal remedies are available when the conflict is between

• The custodial parent’s rights and the access parent’s rights: What remedies are available to an access parent when he or she does not agree with a parenting decision made by a custodial parent? How does section 28 of the CLRA operate?
• The parents’ right to settle their differences under the CLRA and society’s right to intervene to protect a child under the CFSA: When does a high conflict domestic case become a protection file?
• The parents’ right to raise their children according to their personal or cultural norms, and protection standards established by Canadian law.

Where: 311 Jarvis Street
When: Monday, February 1, 2016
From: 4:45 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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