Progress Made On Baby Andy Recommendations

Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 13:51



The Province and Montreal Lake Cree Nation are claiming signifciant progress has been made on a series of recommendations associated with the baby Andy case of 2002.


Band spokesman Vic Taylor says after an extensive review, a series of program adjustments have been instituted at the Montreal Lake Child and Family Services wing, including renewed efforts to retain staff and a better level of dialogue with social services.


Taylor says the measures are designed to assist the family affected as much as possible.


The changes were sparked after a baby from the reserve was beaten and left with significant brain damage in 2002.


Both the provincial government and First Nation admitted mistakes were made in how the case was handled.