Alberta readying law to seize drug addicts’ kids

The Alberta government is trying some drastic new measures to battle a growing problem. The province is preparing a new law that would allow it to seize children from parents who are either addicted to drugs or involved in the drug trade.

Children’s Services Minister Heather Forsyth is developing the legislation, which is expected to be introduced in the legislature next spring. If passed, it will be the first legislation of its kind in Canada.

Forsyth says there are four situations in which children will be removed from a home: “If they are involved in a grow op situation, if they are involved in a meth house, if there is drug trafficking or if there’s drug use being involved.”