Is there a constitutional right to legal aid?

In 2017, the Single Mothers Alliance of B.C., a grassroots non-profit organization led by single mothers for single mothers with a mandate of community building, leadership and advocacy, launched a constitutional challenge to British Columbia’s legal aid program. Represented by Continue reading Is there a constitutional right to legal aid?

Alienating children or protecting them?

In the late 1980s, a new phrase started to pop up in American and then Canadian family courts: parental alienation syndrome (PAS). Originally coined by American psychiatrist Richard Gardner, the term was used to describe situations where one parent intentionally Continue reading Alienating children or protecting them?