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.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Bill C-560, Equal Shared Parenting, Second Reading Debate May 27, 2014

An update from Gene Colman on Bill C-560

Bill C-560 will be in the House of Commons again on Tuesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m.  This is the 2nd hour of 2nd reading.  The vote will take place a few days later.  Those in favour of this Bill should contact their local Member of Parliament. It is crucial to get out the vote.  Even if your M.P. has pledged support, remind him/her that the NDP is whipping their party's vote "against".  Every supportive member of the House needs to attend the vote. 

For more information on the Bill and links to great articles on equal shared parenting, visit my C560 web page: http://tinyurl.com/mbqgfv9     or http://www.complexfamilylaw.com/Family-Law-Practice-Areas/Colmans-Bill-C-560.shtml if that doesn't work
Thanks to all advocates across Canada!

Gene C. Colman
25 Bowring Walk
Toronto, Ont.  M3H 5Z8

International Conference on Shared Parenting 2014

From information supplied by Gene Colman, LLB:

 International Conference on Shared Parenting 2014

Register now for the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2014 to obtain the early-bird rate of €190 (instead of the standard rate of €235)! The deadline for the early-bird rate is 30 May 2014 (places are limited).

Jointly chaired by the President of the newly established International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP), Prof. Edward Kruk, MSW, PhD, University of British Columbia, Canada, and the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the conference, Prof. Dr. jur. Hildegund Sünderhauf, Lutheran University Nuremberg, Germany, the International Conference on Shared Parenting 2014 is a landmark event on shared parenting which is supported notably by theGerman Federal Ministry of Family (Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend/BMFSFJ) and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), a major German research funding organization.

The interdisciplinary conference will gather delegates from across the world at the “Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn” on 9-11 July 2014 to discuss responses to the alarming increase in psycho-social and developmental problems among children whose parents are living apart. Under the theme "Bridging the Gap between Empirical Evidence and Socio-Legal Practice", a wide range of international experts in the field of shared parenting – both from science and family professions – will present their research results and practical experience

The conference language is English, simultaneous translation will be provided in English, French and German.

The advanced conference program and all further information about the conference are available at the conference website.

Looking forward to welcoming you in Bonn in July.

Best regards,
Angela Hoffmeyer
Secretary General
International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP)
Stiftsgasse 6, 53111 Bonn, Germany
Phone: +49-170-800 46 15
E-mail: angela.hoffmeyer@twohomes.org
Website: www.twohomes.org