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How old is the child?
Why is the father doing this?
Is there an order or agreement with respect to custody and access?
If there is an order is it police enforcible?
I am a lawyer in Canada. However, I cannot speak to you on the telephone. The rules of my law society prohibit me from doing this because you are not my client.
I suggest that the mother called the police. She should say that the father is refusing to return the child back to his habitual place of residence, she is concerned that this may amount to a parental abduction and that he will miss school tomorrow.
The police may say that they cannot do anything without a court order but there are times when the police will interfere, especially when there is a young child . At the very least the police may agree to at least attend at the house of the father to ensure that the child is OK.
Thr mother should also leave a message for the lawyer. She should tell the lawyer on the message that while she is seeing the lawyer on Thursday the matter has become urgent and she believes that there may be an issue of parental abduction because the father is refusing to return the child and she needs tonspeak to the lawyer at once even though she's not seeing the lawyer until Thursday
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