BLOCKBUSTER PAS Ruling by Ont Justice Faye McWATT

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AB Team Leader

Jan 25, 2009, 2:07:35 PM1/25/09
Judge removes children from mother's control - Girls sent to U.S.
deprogramming centre
January 24, 2009

An Ontario judge has ordered that three girls be seized and sent to a
parental alienation centre for deprogramming after their mother waged
an unrelenting campaign to alienate them from their father.

The children - aged 14, 11 and 9 - were transported several days ago
to the U.S.-based centre. After being treated, they will live in the
sole custody of their father, a 56-year-old vascular surgeon.

"It is now time for his and the children's fates to be free from [the
mother's] control," Madam Justice Faye McWatt of the Ontario Superior
Court of Justice said in her ruling. "She has shown that she cannot be
entrusted with it."

The judge said the children had become so poisoned toward their father
by the mother's "emotional abuse" that they had lost the capacity to
make independent decisions about interacting with him.


Judge McWatt found that K.D. - whom the judge described as immature,
evasive and completely lacking in credibility - on several occasions
precipitated physical confrontations with her husband and berated him
in front of the children.

K.D. also refused repeatedly to comply with court orders granting A.L.
visitation rights, and invented excuses to thwart them.

Judge McWatt said a psychologist who assessed the family noted that
K.D. was obsessive about observing the children when they were with
their father, retained an unreasoning belief that he would harm them,
and "overprotected the three children to the point of infantilizing
all of them.

"Eventually, he was not allowed to see or speak to the children - but
was left shouting good night to them through a door of K.D.'s home,"
Judge McWatt added. "Most times, he was not aware whether they were in
the house. He did this for up to two years during this period."

The degenerative series of events ended in the children withdrawing
from their father and refusing to see him.


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