What is the test for assessing a poor family by a middle class yardstick?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa v F.R., 2016 ONSC 7301 (CanLII):

The Honourable Justice Stayshyn in the Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton v. M.A.M., 2003 CanLII 71148 (ONSC) at para. 16 stated: Thus, I have taken care to avoid judging the parents by a “middle class yardstick”, in other words, one that imposes unrealistic and unfair middle class standards of child care upon a poor family of extremely limited potential.

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