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Areas of Law Considered in this case: Statutory Interpretation - Family Benefits - Appeals - Civil Litigation - Family Benefits Act

Re Howell and Director of Family Benefits Branch of Ministry of Community and Social Services (1986) 56 O.R. (2d) 773; 32 D.L.R. (4th) 145; [1986] O.J. No. 943

An allowance under the Family Benefits Act was cancelled by the Director of Family Benefits because Howell's 14 year old daughter ceased to be a "dependent child" within the meaning of Section 1 of the Family Benefits Act. Ms. Howell appealed the cancellation of the allowance by the Director to the Social Assistance Review Board. The Board dismissed Ms. Howell's appeal. Ms. Howell appealed to the Divisional Court. I represented the Social Assistance Review Board in the Divisional Court.

Howell's 14 year old daughter was placed in a Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils Programme by the Board of Education. Under the Programme the daughter was to obtain full time employment. The daughter worked briefly and then was unemployed.

The appeal was dismissed by the Divisional Court, albeit for different reasons than the Social Assistance Review Board had relied upon. {However, I was ready to argue, and did argue on the alternate grounds the Divisional Court ultimately decided upon}

In preparing for a Court appearance, as counsel I have to consider all possible characterizations of the situation and all angles of argument in order to fully and properly represent my client.

Statutory definitions are important in determining outcomes of appeals.

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