Hear the Child—the Legal Framework: Why Children in Canada Have the Legal Right to be Heard
Author: The Honourable Madam Justice Donna Martinson, Supreme Court of British Columbia

The Honourable Madam Justice Donna Martinson discusses the origins and application of the child’s right to have his or her views heard in custody proceedings and the right to have those views given weight in accordance with the child’s age and maturity.

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This paper was prepared for Children’s Participation in Family Justice Processes, a CLEBC course held in November 2009. The full collection of course materials is available online and in print.

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