An Ontario judge has upheld a pervious order of Quebec child protection department to remove 13 children from the controversial orthodox Jewish sect Lev Tahor. Several members of the sect fled the province of Quebec after the court ruling in November that ordered 14 children to be removed by youth services and placed in foster care for 30 days. Consequently, the group resettled in Chatham-Kent, where they were followed by a legal proceeding over whether the out-of-province order could be enforced.
An Ontario Court of Justice Judge, Stephen Fuerth, ruled on Monday that the previously decision will be upheld and ordered its execution after 30 days, while allowing some time for the defendants to appeal. The court instructed the Chatham-Kent Children’s Services (CKCS) to make use of any available police resources in order to return the children to Quebec after the 30-day period expires.