Can a parent be found in contempt of court for passively permitting the court order to be undermined?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Smart v. Belland, 2021 ONSC 1124 (CanLII):

Indeed, courts have held that “[e]ven passively permitting the court order to be undermined without taking all reasonable steps to cause the children to comply is contempt under [certain] circumstances”: Karar v. Abo-El Ella, 2016 ONSC 7926 at para. 18.

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