Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Project Save Christmas ~ Fathers 4 Justice Canada

from Mike Murphy
toSanta Claus hohoho@northpole.merrychristmas>

date16 December 2008
subjectProject Save Christmas

December 16, 2008

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Dear Santa:

Project Save Christmas: http://www.fathers-4-justice-canada.ca/content.asp?DocID=36

Three and a half years ago on June 8, 2005 my children were torn from me and I did not find them for 7 months. Christmas in 2005 was the loneliest day of my life. I cried and cried for their presence but it was not to happen.

For the past 3.5 years, due to the winner-take-all adversarial “no fault” court process I have been fighting to regain my equality as a parent in their lives. It is a very expensive process that is not yet over and the only winners will be the lawyers who keep bringing their customers to court instead of doing the right thing and keeping both parents in the children’s lives on an equal basis.

I will be living below the poverty line after it is all over and likely be homeless.

Equality by definition means just that except in our family court. Instead of the best interest of the children it is confrontation after confrontation through the court to win back the God given gift of fatherhood and parenthood that my government has taken away from me to the detriment of the health and well being of my children. All studies point to the fact children do far better in all situations when both parents remain in their lives equally.

Ten years ago, on December 9, 1998 a report was filed to the then Liberal Government of Mr. Chr├ętien entitled “For the sake of the Children”. It can be viewed here. http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?DocId=1031529&Language=E&Mode=1&Parl=36&Ses=1&File=6

In it was recommended a new way of dealing with the end of marriage by which there would be a presumption of shared parenting. Australia introduced it in 2006 and some U.S. states have added it since, including Florida on October 1, 2008. Canada has not acted on this recommendation.

The spirit of Christmas is being eroded from the lives of thousands of families and I would wish you to help bring about changes to give us Equal and Shared Parenting for all affected Mom’s and Dad’s for Christmas. It will help to bring some joy back to this wonderful celebration of giving and that is indeed in the best interest of our children.

Michael Murphy cid:000a01c705ad$0add39e0$6400a8c0@mikeA2GJRT6TF9
A sad but optimistic dad.
Fathers 4 Justice
Sault Ste. Marie ON P6A6J8

cc Stephen Harper,Michael Ignatieff,David Orazietti (MPP);Sault Star;Dalton McQuinty;Craig Perdue (Rogers Radio);Tony Martin (MP)

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