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Word of the Week | Reasonable in the Circumstances

REASONABLE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES



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What is “reasonable in the circumstances” is defined as a use of force, not exercised in anger but “for educative or corrective purposes and the child must be capable of benefiting from the correction”

(Family and Children's Services of St. Thomas and Elgin v. G. (J.P.) (2016), 2016 ONCJ 295, 2016 CarswellOnt 8268 (Ont. C.J.) at para. 18 O'Dea, J.)

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