In the final dash to get legislation passed before Parliament recessed for the summer, only to head straight into an election campaign in the fall, some important bills were cast by the wayside while others managed to make it to Continue reading Bad news, good news
In mid-March, an Amber Alert was issued by York Regional Police because the mother of a five-year-old girl became alarmed when the child’s father — the parents had recently separated — had picked her up from school without her knowledge Continue reading Don’t believe everything you hear
On May 22, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould announced Bill C-78, which contains significant changes to the Divorce Act. These changes, when passed, will be the first overhaul of divorce laws in Canada in 20 years. Intended to increase the Continue reading Here we go again. . .
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?