June 23, 2016
REASONABLE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES
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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