Ontario Education Ministry wants daycare death lawsuit tossed

The Toronto Star

“The Ontario Education Ministry wants a Newmarket court to throw out a lawsuit it’s facing over the death of 2-year-old Eva Ravikovich at an illegal home daycare last July, arguing it’s not responsible because the business was unlicensed.”

“Eva’s parents, Vycheslav Ravikovich and Ekaterina Evtropova, announced their $3.5 million lawsuit against the Education Ministry in August, alleging government negligence was a factor in the toddler’s death.”

In late August, the Education Ministry did admit that inspectors failed to respond to 25 of 448 complaints about unlicensed child cares between January 2012 and July 2013. Weeks following the death of Eva, two ministry officials were also suspended.

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