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Watchdog weighs in on girl nearly starved by grandparents

09/17/2013 11:24 EDT | Updated 11/17/2013 05:12 EST
B.C.'s child watchdog is set to release a report this morning into the near-fatal starving of an aboriginal girl who was moved from the care of the B.C. government to her grandparents in Saskatchewan.

The girl, who can't be named, was moved from B.C. to Saskatchewan in 2007, at the age of two. She was kept in a windowless room with a cement floor in the home of her grandparents near Regina before being removed from the house about 18 months later.

The grandparents were found guilty in February 2012 of failing to provide the necessities of life and were sentenced to three years in prison.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, B.C.'s representative for children and youth, is set to release a report Tuesday morning that will look at the details of the interprovincial move and what can be done to protect children in similar circumstances in the future.

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