The importance of fathers

National Post  Published: Thursday, June 19, 2008

I once listened to a speech by an American police officer. He said that when his team makes arrests for gangs, prostitution, murder and other senseless and often violent crimes, they will often see two common denominators emerge in the perpetrator's sad personal story: drugs and an absent father/male role model.

The deadbeat judges and legislators should redefine what "best interests of the child" really means.

Paul Coulombe, Toronto.