Lev Tahor children won’t be sent back to Quebec

Global News

TORONTO – Thirteen Lev Tahor children at the center of a child custody case spanning multiple provinces and countries won’t be sent back to youth protection services in Quebec.

Ontario Superior Court Judge Lynda Templeton overturned an earlier court decision ordering the Lev Tahor children placed in foster care in Quebec, where the group fled late last year amid a child protection case.

Quebec authorities were investigating allegations of child abuse and neglect when the community was living in St-Agathe-des-Monts. That investigation was continued by Chatham-Kent Children’s Services when the community moved to Chatham, Ontario last November.

One of the original 14 children has since been released from foster care.

The Lev Tahor community has claimed parents have done nothing wrong and are the victims of religious persecution.

Judge Templeton ruled Monday that children’s aid in Chatham will continue to investigate the families and the matter will now go to provincial…

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