Retired Family Court Judge Judith Beaman will lead a commission into thousands of cases where Motherisk’s forensic analyses were used in child protection cases. Motherisk’s drug and alcohol testing policies were recently found to be “inadequate and unreliable” on an independent review conducted by retired Ontario Court of Appeal judge, Susan Lang.
Justice Lang’s report can be found here.
The flawed forensic testing conducted by Motherisk’s labs was first uncovered in the case of R v. Broomfield, 2014 ONCA 725 (CanLII).
Saman Wickramasinghe was co-counsel to Ms. Broomfield on her appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal’s judgment in her appeal can be found here.