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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Mom of boys murdered in Wendake, Que. asks $2M in compensation

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Key takeaways: 

  • Émilie Arsenault is ready to take youth protection and Quebec to court.
  • Émilie Arsenault’s two kids, Olivier and Alex, were murdered in October 2020 in Wendake, Que.

The mom of the two young kids killed almost two years back in a Huron-Wendat First Nation just outside Quebec City is demanding compensation after criticizing the inaction of youth protection. 

Émilie Arsenault is putting the Directeur de la protection de la jeunesse (DPJ) and the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS) on notice for a money of $2 million.

In the legal notice last Friday, Arsenault pointed to the youth protection system’s deliberate ignorance and blamed the organization for incorrectly assessing and ignoring the various reports concerning her kids’ safety.

The bodies of her two young sons — five-year-old Olivier and two-year-old Alex — were seen inside a Wendake, Que. home in October 2020. 

Three assertions to Youth protection services

Arsenault wanted sole control of her kids.

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The mom of the two young kids killed almost two years back in a Huron-Wendat First Nation just outside Quebec City

She knew her ex-husband, Michaël Chicoine — who was charged with two counts of second-degree killing — could be a threat to himself and their children.

In sum, she filed three reports to youth protection. The press is not mentioning the exact reasons for those reports due to the continuing legal procedure. 

A social worker presented the first report on May 21, 2018, simply before Alex was born, but the DPJ didn’t uphold it. 

On Oct. 9, 2019, the Sûreté du Québec filed a second report. Sixty days after, Arsenault knew the other report had not been included. 

She then filed a third and last report on Jan. 10, 2020. A month after, she learned youth protection wouldn’t support her complaint. Eight months later, her kids were murdered. 

Source – cbc.ca

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