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This bill was last introduced in the 17th Assembly, 5th Session, which ended in October 2015.

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Votes

  • June 4, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable for Tu Nedhe, that Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act, be read for the third time.
  • March 3, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act, be read for the second time. This bill includes amendments to the Child and Family Services Act that would add a new definition of youth and add provisions respecting the protection and services available to youth, add a new provision requiring the director to notify a child and a child’s parents of the right to be represented by legal counsel, add a new provision providing for mediation, amend the criteria for determining that a child needs protection, add a new provision requiring an application for an apprehension order to include a statement of alternatives to apprehension that had been considered, add a new provision requiring notification of the applicable Aboriginal organizations of an application for an apprehension order in respect to an Aboriginal child, amend the maximum amount of time the child may be placed in a temporary custody by the director or of the director, add a new provision authorizing new roles of the child and family services committees, add a new provision requiring the Legislative Assembly to conduct periodic reviews of the act and make minor technical changes and corrections.
  • March 2, 2015 Passed Thank you, Mr. Speaker. I move, seconded by the honourable Member for Thebacha, that Bill 47, An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act, be read for the first time.