Accountability Mechanisms for Child Welfare Advocacy: An Interview with Naiomi Metallic
12 January 2023
government in relation to child welfare, and maybe You’ve written this report on accountability, of generally, and we also have the settlement agreement course, and the need for independent accountability which has ultimately led to a breakdown in the mechanisms. [...] In ISC’s case, add over 150 of colonialism, paternalism and the Indian Act to the mix, That raises a whole problem about ISC’s approach to and the chances of problems is that much higher. [...] Jordan’s Principle is just a band-aid so it’s a way of holding the machines of a government to for a gap that was recognized by the Canadian Human account — short of having to go all the way to court. [...] But that is not the long-term nothing for ISC or at the federal level, and that’s actually a solution to the bigger problem; the long-term solution is big gap. [...] Look at the impact of the Canadian Human to the status quo after the Canadian Human Rights Rights Tribunal: we’ve seen how critical that has been Tribunal ends its supervisory jurisdiction over the Caring because the government gets told to change their ways, and Society case, and then starting from scratch when there they change a little bit.