I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dave Nash runs in support of parental rights

This post was written by Ally Dunham

Guelph resident Dave Nash, right, is making an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Crossing of Canada on Foot by a male.  Nash is attempting to break this record to bring awareness to the country of the need for equal shared parenting.
Nash is pushing for the country’s support of a private members bill, Bill C-422 on Equal Shared Parenting.

With a personal history of child custody issues, Nash says he’s not just pushing for the rights of fathers, he’s pushing for the rights of the children first and foremost, as well as equal rights to both mothers and fathers.
Beginning his unsupported trek in Victoria, BC on June 1, 2010, Nash is currently running approximately 60-75 km per day.
He will end his run in Cape Spear, Newfoundland, with help from many local residents along the way who have heard about his cause.

More information can be found at www.crosscanadarunforthechildren.com.


Dave Nash ~ Run Seeks Change




Written by Sasha Goldman 

A former professional boxer is running across the country to raise awareness about what he calls the failure of the family justice system in Canada.
David Nash passed through Portage last week and says he's been averaging between sixty and seventy kilometers a day as he attempts to run from mile zero in Victoria, B.C., to Cape Spear in Newfoundland. 
Nash notes he's doing the run unsupported, so he's also been pushing a chariot carrier jogging stroller with sixty pounds of supplies.

He adds the hills of British Columbia were kind of tough but it's so been so much easier here on the prairies. 

Nash says the family justice system as well as the federal and provincial governments of Canada have failed this nation's children because there have been numerous opportunities over the last thirty years to reform the Divorce Act but it has yet to happen.

He notes Canada is a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, and says our family justice system violates numerous articles of that convention.

Nash adds  a special committee was formed back in 1998 to do a review of the system and made nearly fifty specific recommendations which were ultimately ignored.

He believes the Canadian Bar Association has been lobbying the government to keep the broken system in place because it generates a lot of money for lawyers.

Nash says the average divorce involving children now costs between eighty and one hundred thousand dollars to settle. 

He notes he's met many people during his trek across the country who support his cause and say it's about time something was done to change the laws.

Nash adds his own son is his biggest supporter and says basically he's doing this run so no other child has to go through what his boy did following the Nashs' divorce.