NPO Blog: by Robert Franklin, Esq.
Having reported on the overwhelming support for equal parenting in Canada as demonstrated by surveys conducted in 2001, 2009 and now 2014, and having disposed of the opposition’s weak and quixotic arguments against bill C-560, I turn now to two National Post articles here: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/19/barbara-kay-after-a-divorce-equal-parenting-rights-should-be-the-norm/ (National Post, 3/19/14) and here:http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/03/25/edward-kruk-equal-shared-parenting-best-for-parents-best-for-children/ (National Post, 3/25/14) that persuasively argue in favor of a presumption of equal parenting post-divorce.
The first article is by the always excellent Barbara Kay and the second is by Dr. Edward Kruk, professor of Social Work at the University of British Columbia. (Allow me to take this opportunity to tout Prof. Kruk’s latest book, “The Equal Parent Presumption: Social Justice in the Legal Determination of Parenting after Divorce.”; It is the best and most comprehensive treatment of the issue of parenting following divorce now in existence. If you want to know the state of social science on the issue, Dr. Kruk provides it to you. He also gives the recent history of parenting laws and the impact of those laws and court practices in child custody cases. His book is a must-read for anyone concerned with divorce, child custody and children’s well-being. I’ll do a full review sometime soon.)