What is the meaning of this passage in the Canadian Supreme Court of Justice?

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The following excerpt is from Catholic Children’s Aid Society of Toronto v. M.C., 2018 ONCJ 619 (CanLII):

[302] This passage was cited with approval in Inglis v. British Columbia (Minister of Public Safety), 2013 BCSC 2309 (S.C.)385, a decision that concerned certain inmates’ challenge to the government’s decision to cancel a program that permitted mothers to have their babies remain with them while they served sentences in provincial jails.

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