Saskatoon daycare closed after child’s hair was cut without parental consent

SASKATOON – Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Education says the licence for a daycare in Saskatoon has been cancelled after being investigated for a hate crime.

A Métis mother had been taking her 19-month-old son to Bajwa’s Childcare for a year when he came to her with his neck-length hair cut short in mid-September.

The mother, Jana Nyland, had said she did not consent to the haircut and reported it to police, which had its hate crime unit investigate.

Nyland told paNOW that when she asked the daycare operator why she cut her son’s hair, she said she didn’t like long hair on boys and that Indigenous children shouldn’t have long hair.

The Ministry of Education cancelled the licence effective Sept. 20, saying its investigation found non-compliance issues with child-care regulations.

Saskatoon police also say they completed their investigation and no criminal charges would be laid.


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