Form 42 (Rule 41(9)) NO. A970167
VANCOUVER REGISTRY
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW PROCEDURE ACT,
R.S.B.C. 1979, c. 209

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO THE ADEQUACY
OF THE SERVICES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES OF THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL
SERVICES AS THEY RELATE TO THE APPARENT NEGLECT, ABUSE AND DEATH
OF MATTHEW JOHN VAUDREUIL, PURSUANT TO ORDER IN COUNCIL 0692,
APPROVED AND ORDERED MAY 19, 1994 ("THE GOVE INQUIRY")

BETWEEN:
JOYCE RIGAUX
PETITIONER
AND:
THE HONOURABLE JUDGE THOMAS J. GOVE,
Commissioner of the inquiry into the adequacy of the services,
policies, and practices of the Ministry of Social Services as they
relate to the apparent neglect, abuse and death of Matthew John
Vaudreuil

ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

RESPONDENTS

ORDER
BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MADAM
JUSTICE ALLAN
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MONDAY, THE 12th DAY OF
JANUARY, 1998

FRIDAY, THE 16th DAY OF
OCTOBER, 1998

TUESDAY, THE 23rd DAY OF
MARCH, 1999

THIS PROCEEDING coming on for hearing at Vancouver, from October 6 to 10, 1997 and September 10 to 11, 1998, and on hearing Richard H. Hamilton and Heather E. Maconachie, counsel for the Petitioner, and Robert W. Cooper, Leonard T. Doust, Q.C., and Lisa M. Martz, counsel for the Respondent, the Honourable Judge Thomas J. Gove, and George H. Copley, counsel for the Respondent, Attorney General of British Columbia:

THIS COURT DECLARES that the following sections of the Report of the Gove Inquiry into Child Protection in British Columbia (the "Gove Report");

a) Volume 1, pages 157-188, (chapter entitled, "What the Ministry Did After Matthew Died" and letter of transmittal); and
b) Executive Summary, pages 17-20, (summary of chapter entitled, "What the Ministry Did After Matthew Died" and letter of transmittal);
(the "Chapter")

be quashed and the findings adverse to the Petitioner be set aside;

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the Queen's Printer publish this Order and the Reasons for Judgment in this proceeding dated January 12, 1998 (the "Reasons for Judgment") on its internet website and cross-reference the existing Gove Report on its website to the Order and the Reasons.

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that QL Systems Limited publish this Order and the Reasons for Judgment on its relevant databases and cross-reference the existing Gove Report on its databases to this Order and the Reasons for Judgment.

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the Respondents and anyone having knowledge of this Order not distribute to the public or internally copies of the Gove Report or Executive Summary unaccompanied by copies of this Order and the Reasons for Judgment.

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the Respondent Attorney General of British Columbia provide a copy of this Order, together with an appropriate covering letter to be agreed upon by counsel (or, if counsel cannot agree, on terms ordered by this Court), to all known recipients of the Gove Report, including the University of Victoria bookstore and the Ministry of Children and Families.

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the Respondents pay to the Petitioner increased costs in the amount of 90 percent of special costs of the October 6-10, 1997 and September 10 and 11, 1998 proceedings plus disbursements and taxes.

THIS COURT FURTHER ORDERS that the parties bear their own costs of the subsequent submissions giving rise to the further Supplementary Reasons for Judgment dated March 23, 1999.

BY THE COURT

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DEPUTY DISTRICT REGISTRAR

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

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Counsel for the Petitioner

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Counsel for the Respondent
Attorney General of British Columbia

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Counsel for the Respondent
The Honourable Judge Thomas J. Gove