“I am glad to see all parties finally getting to work on this critical issue so we can begin to save lives,” said Interim Leader and Progressive Conservative panel representative, Ric McIver. “The safety of the children in our province truly transcends all party lines and I look forward to tangible outcomes that will address the serious problems in our child intervention system.”
The Progressive Conservative caucus will put forward recommendations that will lead to positive outcomes, such as a formalized review process that will propose to assess the system every 3-5 years and critical changes for improved children protection. The PC caucus will also bring MLA Mike Ellis’ Serenity’s Law forward for the panel’s consideration, which will hold all adults accountable for the safety of vulnerable children.
“I was proud to be the first to suggest this review panel and I was equally proud to work closely with all opposition parties to advocate for openness and transparency throughout the process,” said McIver. “This includes whistleblower protection for frontline staff and public access to panel meetings. To demonstrate our commitment to openness, we will be live streaming tomorrow’s panel meeting.”
To view the Progressive Conservative’s live stream of the child intervention panel meeting, visit www.facebook.com/abpcmla.