Grandmother and father submitting competing parenting plans at disposition hearing — Is there a legal presumption favouring a “natural parent” over all others who meet the legislative definition of “parent” in the Child Protection Act, R.S.P.E.I. 1988, Cap. C 5.1? — How should the “natural parent” factor be considered when determining the best interests of a child in child protection matters? — When can an appellate court intervene in determining the best interests of a child? —What is the standard of review for disposition decisions pursuant to child protection legislation and to what extent should appellate courts consider the failure to explicitly address jurisprudence raised by a party to be a reversible error? — granted 06/17/2021 — Supreme Advocacy acted as agent for the Appellant.

Read the lower court decision from the PECA here.