|Form 42 (Rule 41(9))||NO. A970167
|IN THE SUPREME COURT OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
IN THE MATTER OF THE JUDICIAL REVIEW
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COMMISSION
OF INQUIRY INTO THE ADEQUACY
|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
ATTORNEY GENERAL OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
|BEFORE THE HONOURABLE MADAM
|MONDAY, THE 12th DAY OF
FRIDAY, THE 16th DAY OF
TUESDAY, THE 23rd DAY OF
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");
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
|APPROVED AS TO FORM: