Sault Ste. Marie, ON
The family is the foundation of our society but with the sole physical custody model to mom in 90% of cases, according to Stats Canada, children suffer greater chances of jail time and drug use, among many other negative outcomes. One dramatic finding in the US was “After controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared.” Progressive Policy Institute, 1990, quoted by David Blankenhorn, “Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem,” New York, Harper Perennial, 1996, p.31
I won’t go into great detail on all the social science world wide that shows why children do far better in a presumption of equal parenting after divorce but I will provide a link to Gene Colman, LLB, a founding member of Lawyers For Shared Parenting who has consolidated it on one page. One document in particular is titled Myths versus Facts Regarding Bill C-560 – from Lawyers for Shared Parenting, Leading Women for Shared Parenting and Canadian Equal Parenting Council. It will provide answers that are raised by those who oppose C-560, and this includes Feminists and the CBA.
A key point of Bill C560 is to define “best interests of the child” as keeping both parents unless one is proven unfit. No one will disagree that having both fit and loving parents in the lives of their children after Divorce is in their best interests.
CC PM S. Harper via fax 1-613-941-6900