Annotated Children and Family Services Act, 3rd Edition annotates each substantive provision of Nova Scotia’s Children and Family Services Act. It reproduces the provisions of the Act, summarizes what they mean, provides authorities in the form of quotations from leading court decisions, offers commentary and discussion on evolving issues or controversial decisions from the Supreme Court of Canada and other appellate courts, and ends each topic with a brief concordance of Canada’s child protection statutes. The text provides separate chapters on Evidence in Child Protection Proceedings, Child Protection at the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Charter and Child Protection.
Features of This Book
- Topical index
- Relevant case law annotations
- A chapter dedicated to Supreme Court of Canada cases
- Cross-referencing of the applicable legislation across the country, with special insight into the similarities and differences between the provincial laws
- Chapters organized by topic, rather than following the order of the statute, which assists the reader in locating specific information
What’s New In This Edition
- Additional content and insight from new co-author, M. Ann Levangie
- A new chapter on First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children in light of the federal legislation, An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families
- New commentary on costs in child protection cases and the increase in judicial review in Family Law cases
- Discussion of important case law that has emerged since the previous edition published in 2017
Who Should Read This Book
Annotated Children and Family Services Act, 3rd Edition will be an invaluable resource for anyone involved in family law and child protection matters, including:
- Family law lawyers and non-specialist lawyers
- Family court judges
- Family mediators and child protection mediators
- Social workers
Peter C. McVey, K.C. is a Barrister with the law firm of Cox & Palmer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and was previously with the Civil Litigation section of the Nova Scotia Department of Justice. Mr. McVey was called to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1994 and practised family and child protection law for twenty-seven years in both the public and private sectors. Mr. McVey has appeared on behalf of child protection agencies at trials and hearings for over two decades and was counsel representing the Nova Scotia Minister of Community Services in appeals before the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. McVey was appointed King’s Counsel, as it now is, by the Attorney General of Nova Scotia in December 2014. He has served as part-time faculty, teaching Family Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, and lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Ann Levangie currently works as Counsel with MDW Law in Halifax, practicing in the area of family law and wills and estates. Prior to that role she was Lead Counsel with Mi’kmaw Family and Children’s Services of Nova Scotia, practicing exclusively in Indigenous child and family protection law. Ms. Levangie has appeared at all levels of Court in Nova Scotia. Ms. Levangie has served as a part-time faculty member at Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.