Tasha Kheiriddin: Sometimes unequal works, Part II
Tasha Kheiriddin: ‘Equal shared parenting’ law doesn’t put kids first
On March 25, Bill C-560 goes to second reading before the House of Commons. The private member’s bill, moved by Conservative MP Maurice Vellacott, would amend the Divorce Act and related statutes to make equal shared parenting (ESP) the law in Canada. In Wednesday’s paper, my fellow columnist Barbara Kay wrote a spirited defence of the legislation, primarily because she says it is in the interests of children. While the bill is well-intentioned, and with the greatest respect for Ms. Kay, I must disagree.
Why not require recipients to file expense reports on a regular basis? This would reassure the payor that payments are actually going to support the kids