M.B. v. British Columbia Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duties of the Crown
The respondent, M.B., was apprehended by the British Columbia Ministry of Social Services when she was 13 years old. Her mother was chronically ill and suffered from drug dependency. Her father was violent and had sexually abused M.B. for eight years. He was later criminally charged and convicted for the sexual abuse. M.B. was placed in the foster home of Mr. and Mrs. P. The couple had been foster parents for many years. Mrs. P was ill at the time and so Mr. P assumed primary care for her. Mr. P engaged in sexually inappropriate behaviour including engaging in physical contact with M.B. and offering her gifts in exchange for ###.