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Where was Chris Martel on June 8th?

July 10, 2010

Why is no one asking Chris Martel the most obvious questions?

His son died on June 8th while in foster care.*

WHY was his son in foster care?  Why was he not taking care of his son?

I just watched him on CTV.  They were covering the start of his walk from Saskatoon to Sturgeon Lake.  The walk is intended to raise awareness about foster care deaths and to raise money for his legal fees as he pursues an inquiry into his son’s death.

He explained “I’m a father.”  Really?  Where was he last month?

According to the reporter, the goal of the inquiry is to figure out “how to prevent the tragedy from happening again.”

We could start by having more parents take responsibility for their own children.

* You can skip the comments pointing out that this man lost his son.  I know that and I’m sorry but I don’t think that we can discuss the foster care system without discussing why the children are there in the first place.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Loretta Burnstick permalink
    August 4, 2010 12:40 am

    To Michelle

    It is irrelevant that his son was in Foster Care. Regardless of the situation, his son was placed in a home that was to protect him. Sounds to me like you are blaming the dad which I do not think is very fair. He died in the system. What more can one say!

  2. Michele permalink*
    August 4, 2010 1:00 am

    He has to accept some of the blame.

    Had his son been in his custody then this would not have happened.

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