Madam Justice Young referred to the M.P.D. decision and found that a Hear the Child report can be ordered pursuant to s. 202 of the Family Law Act. Madam Justice Young held that the threshold for ordering that a report under s. 211 was low, by implication indicating that the threshold for ordering a Hear the Child report was even lower. She addressed briefly why a Hear the Child report was sufficient in this case, i.e., the children were coping fairly well and had no mental health issues.
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