N.B. court fixes legislative mistake that may have invalidated youth protection law

N.B. court fixes legislative mistake that may have invalidated youth protection law

New Brunswick’s top court has ruled that a legislative gap in the province’s child protection laws did not exist. The issue arises out of a drafting error that caused child protection provisions in the old Family Services Act to be repealed, before the new Child and Youth Wellbeing Act was in place. That created a six-week legal void where there was no legislative basis for court orders made in child protective cases. According to an affidavit filed by the attorney …