Friday, August 27, 2010

Canadian Greens endorse Equal Parenting in their Policy Platform


HOUSE OF COMMONS
CANADA

 
Maurice Vellacott, MP
Saskatoon-Wanuskewin
 
Vellacott commends Green Party
for passing Equal Parenting motion
 
 
For Immediate Release                                                               August 26, 2010
 
OTTAWA – Saskatoon-Wanuskewin MP Maurice Vellacott commends the Green Party for adding a commitment to equal shared parenting as a party policy. Last year, the Conservative MP introduce Bill C-422, which would amend the Divorce Act to require judges to order equal shared parenting for divorcing parents unless it is not in the best interests of the child to do so.
 
Over the weekend, the Green Party passed a policy motion declaring that “the Green Party of Canada will make the necessary changes to the Canada Divorce Act so that in the event of a marital breakdown, the Divorce Act will mandate a default of equal parenting – defined as equal time and responsibility unless there is consent from both parents, or there are specific criminal convictions related to the children that preclude equal parenting.
 
“My work for equal shared parenting has always been a non-partisan effort,” said Vellacott. “Equal parenting groups in Canada are also talking to Members of Parliament from all parties,” he added.
 
“A survey I conducted shows a large majority of Canadians supports equal parenting, regardless of what political party the respondents support,” Vellacott said.
 
“Congratulations to the Green Party for voting to add equal parenting to their party policies.”
 
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Andrew Thompson's 6th Birthday Celebration in Australia

This is an email note from Ken Thompson with respect to his search for his abducted son Andrew.  He is currently bicycling across Europe in his quest to find his only child abducted and alienated by his wife.MJM
An invitation is attached to attend a celebration to mark Andrew's 6th
birthday on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. The event will take
place this Thursday 19th August 2010 at 12:30 pm.
 
This event has been organised by people in Australia who are maintaining
Andrew's profile in his own country while I'm continuing my search for
him in Europe. It is also part of my campaign to raise awareness to
other kids who have been abducted from Australia.
 
People who attend will be asked to release a balloon with Andrew's
picture on it. The balloons will be released in front of a 10 metre long
banner that will be displayed at a very prominent location at the Opera
House.
 
This event has been approved by Sydney Opera House media.
 
Kind Regards
Ken (about 50 km from the Germany/Poland border).
www.findandrew.com

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