Two children from the Jewish ultra-Orthodox Lev Tahor sect in southern Ontario were removed from their families last Thursday after authorities believed they were victims of abuse.
The two, a brother and sister both under age five, are not among the 14 children who were taken by their families from their homes in Ste-Agathe last month after a Quebec Court judge ordered them placed in foster care.
A lawyer for Lev Tahor says authorities mistook permanent magic marker for bruises, and calls the charges ridiculous.
But the group's critics are saying this adds extra pressure on Ontario to carry out the Quebec Court's order.
The order was issued shortly before 45 Lev Tahor families fled Quebec in the middle of a November night.
An Ontario court will decide whether it will comply with the Quebec order on Monday, Dec. 23.
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