Concert organized by men’s rights group cancelled

A concert organized by a men’s rights group on the Toronto Islands this weekend has been cancelled by the venue’s manager, which felt that the event would become too political.

The Canadian Association for Equality planned the festival at Artscape Gibraltar Point to mark what it was calling E-Day, a day to promote men’s parental rights in partnership and marriage breakdowns. Specifically, the day was supposed to support Bill C-560, which calls for an amendment to Canada’s Divorce Act that would instruct judges to apply shared parenting unless there is proven neglect or abuse.

Artscape, a creative non-profit organization, cancelled the event after a flurry of e-mails and Facebook posts indicated that attendees might get political, which goes against the organization’s policy, said its communications director, Liz Kohn.

“The premise of the event as it was given to us was a fair and equitable event that was family-friendly and a lovely music festival,” she said. “It has since turned political and we anticipated that there could be health and safety concerns as well.”

Gene Hughes, E-Day founder and a CAFE board member, originally said he was not concerned that the concert was scheduled only a week after Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage in California last week, which sparked the #yesallwomen and #notallmen hashtags and a global online conversation about violence against women.

The concert had been in the works since January, he said, and had nothing to do with the University of California, Santa Barbara, killings.

“It’s more about the party,” he said.

Since the cancellation, however, Mr. Hughes said he is disappointed that Artscape could not see through a few fringe voices. “They backed off because they are afraid of a little controversy. This is an artistic organization, they’re supposed to stand up for what’s right, they should be aware of the potential controversy,” he said.

CAFE has sparked protests in the past surrounding its attempts to open several university chapters. The most recent controversy was at Ryerson University last fall when it formed a branch without the support of the school’s student union.

Notable artists that were in E-Day festival lineup included Ron Hawkins (formerly of Lowest of the Low) and the Do Good Assassins and Spookey Ruben.

The Toronto Islands have been the site of concerts in the past, including Electric Island and the Toronto Island Concert series.

Mr. Hughes said he has no immediate plans to reschedule the E-Day event.


Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

While an election runs, all our politicians fail children and fathers for a legal assumption of equal parenting dominated by Extreme Feminist views of
"Gender Superiority" that makes Canada one of the most corrupt and lawless
countries on the planet.

Around 98% of Custody cases result in what ever women ask for with a charade of justice.

The Canadian Man Haters Associations get billions of dollars in direct and indirect funding for Criminal Organizations like
The Children's Aid Societies of Ontario that operate on pure hatred of men and promote violence by women towards men.

If a male mentions concerns that his children are being abused, that's sufficient grounds to have him removed as a full time child care provider to his children and replaced with a violent mother.

In Ottawa, the Children's Aid Society provide tens of millions of dollars of Free Legal Services to the most violent women on earth to take children away from fathers by means of an endless series of Criminal Offenses.

In Ottawa the God Father of this Criminal organization is ROB GODMAN aka real name Robert Godman, an effeminate unconvicted child abuser who supervises the fabrication of evidence and abuse of children not to mention expect to have and wield "The Power of God" telling police to lay charges, stay charges and to use the Police as the uniformed arm of Ontario's secret police,

The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa commonly referred to as "The Gestapo".

Ontario spends literally billions of dollars promoting violence by women towards men and if any man offers any concerns over Canada's corrupt lega system, he will have his children taken away simply to demonstrate that
The CAS have the power of god.

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