“From 1960 to 1980, unwed father's names were illegally removed/omitted by the Ontario government. Many parents were illegally denied the right to name the father despite the law at the time allowing them to. Father's gave their consent. Many of these people are Aboriginal adoptees who were wrongly taken from their families. The UN has now asked the Ontario government TWICE to restore these names of adoptees as it affects Aboriginal rights. The UN Special Rapporteur Professor Anaya is disgusted that the Ontario government still refuses to do so, hurting Aboriginal families. Many parents still want the names put back for adoptees and many fathers are still giving their consent to do so.”Please vote YES on this issue and share widely. The more votes we can get the better. She is trying to get the government to restore the illegally removed/omitted unwed father's names back onto the original birth registrations of adoptees. To get the Ontario government to notice, we have to give this post as many YES votes as possible.
“Please restore these names as the UN has requested. Otherwise, how can this be fair and just to those who are being punished simply for being adopted? They are being denied human rights that the UN has said numerous times that they are entitled to and that all other Canadians enjoy.”
To find the post, register then just type in "adoptee" or "birth registrations" and vote on the post when you locate it.
Here is the link for that. Many thanks for your support. ~ Cat Hen
- For more information on that, here is the UN report submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. The report can be found in the 4th column from the left. It is called "Canada Looking in Ontario".
The UN Human Rights Council also told both the Provincial and Federal government to put these names back. Both levels of government still continue to completely disregard the UN recommendation. Both governments are in violation of Article 8 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This also violates the Canadian Charter of Rights (on discrimination based on birth status), the Ontario Human Rights Code (being denied a government service), the UN Declaration on Human Rights, Articles 2, 7 and 25 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, Article 8.