Wednesday, October 28

Arbitration

MANDEL: Top health official joins dad’s fight to get his kids vaccinated
Arbitration, Divorce, Toronto & GTA, Toronto Public Health

MANDEL: Top health official joins dad’s fight to get his kids vaccinated

It’s not every day that you get Toronto’s medical officer of health wading into your family law battle.But a divorced Toronto dad will have Dr. Eileen de Villa in his corner when he goes back to court this fall in his fight to have his children vaccinated against the will of their anti-vaxx mom.“I’m very pleased to know she will intervene,” said the relieved father, who can only be identified as A.P. under a court-ordered publication ban.When he went to arbitration in 2018, the self-represented A.P. had pleaded with government agencies to help him. “Why was I dealing with this on my own?” he recalls asking himself. “I was trying to convince an arbitrator about the benefits of vaccination alone.”He came armed with public health brochures from all levels of government recommending ...