August 7, 2013 4:55 am
Updated: August 8, 2013 9:46 am

Parents of child who died at daycare to launch $3.5 million lawsuit

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TORONTO – The parents of a two-year-old girl who died at an unlicensed Vaughan home daycare plan to sue the province and daycare operator for $3.5 million.

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A media release indicates the family will release details of the lawsuit during a press conference at the law offices of McLeish Orlando LLP Thursday morning.

Eva Ravikovich was found dead at the daycare on July 8. The cause of death is still being investigated by the coroner’s office.

In the past, the daycare was temporarily shut down for several health and safety infractions.

Education officials have admitted that they failed to follow up on two of three complaints lodged against the daycare.

Ontario’s ombudsman said last month he’ll investigate whether the government is doing enough to protect children in unlicensed daycares.

Meanwhile, a fundraising campaign has been set up for the family.

Follow a LIVEBLOG below of Global Toronto reporter Lama Nicolas at the press conference.

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-With a file from The Canadian Press

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