The Fathers 4 Justice Canada Cross Canada Crusade to Support "Equal Parenting after Divorce" is to arrive in Sault Ste. Marie, on August 30, 2008 at approximately 6 p.m.
Family friendly members dressed in Superhero Costumes may be seen near the entrance to the Galaxy Cinemas at Station Mall or on the nearby riverfront boardwalk. Maurice Vellacott, M.P. Saskatoon-Wanuskewin has tabled a Private Members Motion (PMM-483) which proposes changes to the Federal Divorce Act to enshrine "The principle of Equal Parenting After Divorce".
Fathers 4 Justice Canada (F4J Canada) has supported such legislative changes since 2003 and believes that such change is long over-due. To educate and gather popular support from fellow Canadians for this important legislative action, F4J Canada has launched a cross-country tour with the support and assistance from local groups and company sponsors. We invite all concerned Canadians to join with us and make their support known and visible in spreading the message that "the time has come to act".
Fathers 4 Justice Canada (F4J) is currently showing its softer side on a Cross Country Crusade for equal parenting in their nicknamed F4J Barney Mobile. The journey started from Vancouver BC and is en route to St. John's NFLD. Sponsored by groups, companies and individuals that support equal parenting rights for children, their Everyday Superheroes will hand out more than 20,000 postcards addressed to Stephen Harper in support of Private Member Motion M-483.
"The overwhelming majority of the Canadian public support Equal Parenting because it is common sense supported by scientific research that children do better when raised by both parents. The Status Quo only serves to enrich Lawyers and impoverish families financially and emotionally. The children are the real losers when one parent and their extended family are marginalized by biased and dysfunctional family law courts" said Kris Titus, National Coordinator for Fathers-4-Justice Canada.
Mike Murphy, the F4J local coordinator, can speak to that personally. I am currently going through this very process locally, as are thousands of other dads across the country, and even though I was the stay-at-home parent I lost custody of my children, in my opinion, due to bias in the court system and I am trying to regain custody through a very adversarial and expensive court process. There is almost a 9-1 ratio in granting custody to females. Are we Fathers that bad? I think not!