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Men are the victims of a feminist myth
Sunday, May 30, 1999, Melanie Phillips, The Sunday Times

Provocation defence continues to have place
Friday, May 28, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Not much....but this may move towards recognition of other abused husbands, and temper "Battered Wife Syndrome".
4-1/2 years is limit for wife killer
Friday, May 28, 1999, Nahlah Ayed, Toronto Star
Women outraged that the Battered Wife Syndrome basis upheld? They want longer sentences too - makes senise, Lilian Getake only had 2 years -- and not in jail!

New boundaries for custody battles
Friday, May 28, 1999, Donna Laframboise, National Post,
Wow! a judge who figured out the damage of false allegation. Only a female judge would dare, but she was right on!
Academics agreed with judge years ago
Friday, May 28, 1999, National Post
Experts have known of problem for years.
Allegations of abuse continued for four years
Friday, May 28, 1999, National Post
Background on case.

False claims of child abuse rampant: study
Thursday, May 27, 1999, Sarah Galashan, National Post
Yet another dirty little secret
Friday, May 28, 1999, Editorial, National Post
Letter to the Editor
Monday, May 31, 1999, Leonard D. Andrychuk, National Post
Hard to imagine this is about the same biased study as the articles below deal with. However, here the emphasis is on the readical feminists finally admitting to the high percentage of unsupported allegations being made at divorce irrspective of the source -- as identified by the Special Joint Committee on Custody and Access and as ignored by the Department of Justice.
Fathers lie more, Queen's study says
Thursday, May 27, 1999, The Kingston Whig Standard
Study looks at false allegations in custody battles
Wednesday, May 26, 1999, Canadian Press
Male radical lawyers release study showing false accusation rampart, judges accuse the fathers of lying.
This report is now available. I would like to note that the basis for many of the conclusions are totally inaccurate, but require some knowledge of the data. For example, "reported" and "cases from QuickLaw" are not comprehensive -- they represent what some editors believe to be "important" cases (i.e. most of us are in neither). The report, released only when revised, was originally available at http://qsilver.queensu.ca/law/bala/papers/abusaleg.htm, but is now available here.

Natives face two-tiered justice sytem, court told
Friday, May 28, 1999, Tim Naumetz, National Post
Yep....men, and native men, do too.

Genetic cleansing at its finest
Friday, May 28, 1999, Susan Martinuk, National Post,
Abortion on demand....all the time.

Who needs men?
Monday, May 24, 1999, Link Byfield, Alberta Report
Blunt analysis of Anne McLellan and the federal Liberals.

Do the wrongfully accused deserve compensation?
Thursday, May 27, 1999, Paul Starkman, National Post
Op-ed discusses -- guess what, nothing in there about fathers who have been wrongfully accused (surprise, surprise).

Equality in slavery
Thursday, May 27, 1999, Ian Hunter, National Post
The Supreme Court takes over the government.

Home sentences could backfire, high court warned
Thursday, May 27, 1999, Tim Naumetz, National Post
Discussing conditional sentences -- guess what, sample cases exclude husband killers.
Law lets convicts serve time in style, Supreme Court told
Wednesday, May 26, 1999, Tim Naumetz, National Post
The rewards of conditional sentencing -- especially for killers of husbands like Lilian Getkate.

Top court won't reopen 'no means no' sex assault case
Wednesday, May 26, 1999, Marina Jimenez, National Post,
Supreme Court runs from justice after their previously stupid decision -- too embarassed to be honest as to reasons.

Daughter charged in brutal slaying of parents
Wednesday, May 26, 1999, Juliet Williams, National Post
31-year-old daughter and her teenage boyfriends get charged.

Divorce law inconsistently applied: study
Tuesday, May 25, 1999, Stewart Bell, National Post
Department of Justice study leaked.

Court to clear dustup over law allowing home sentences
Tuesday, May 25, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Notice: no concern about the husband killers like Lilian Getkate who are home with their kids.

Why is Daddy in Jail?
Saturday, May 22, 1999, Stephen Baskerville, Washington Times
Poignant article on the "justice" system on both sides of the border.

Judge Rules in Mass. Feminist Case
Tuesday, May 25, 1999, Robin Estrin, Associated Press
Bigotry that was against school policy is a just cause for dismisal of a radical feminist.

Rose to Rose
Monday, May 24, 1999, Toronto Star
Cute comic strip.

The spouse trap
Monday, May 24, 1999, Karen Selick, National Post
Excellent op-ed article. Why would anyone want to be covered by the baised and unfair Family Law Reform Act?

Judge-made law
Monday, May 24, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
In favour of the mess of judicial activism....with battles of the "not withstanding". Hard to imagine the Globe supporting an even more fragmented system of law across Canada.

Top court to rule on automaton defence
Monday, May 24, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Wow! Moving on to battered husband syndrome finally (under a different name).

Damn liars make a sham of justice
Sunday, May 23, 1999, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun,
A cry against perjury in the courts....a cry for justice!

Supremes now rule the land
Sunday, May 23, 1999, Ted Byfield, Edmonton Sun
The new rulers of Canada, the depth of their influence and the method of their appointment -- all very dangerous.

We owe children an apology
Sunday, May 23, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel
Excellent article.
Motherly advice for stepmothers
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentinel
Advice of a reality sort.

We need shared parenting now
Saturday, May 22, 1999, Brian St. Germaine, Edmonton Journal
Right on!

Marriage is better than common-law
Saturday, May 22, 1999, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail,
Columnist who wondered if fixing the Divorce Act would help the mess, wishes the mess on even more people. She must be a toxic waste consultant on the side.

Wife reduced millionaire to 'pitiful figure'
Friday, May 7, 1999, Amelia Gentleman, The Observor
British case of emotionally abusive wife. It wouldn't matter in Canada.

Fathers must be more than 'walking wallets'
Sunday, April 25, 1999, Richard Thomas, The Observor
British article about government programs supposed to be established in order to assist fathers to see their children.

This particular landmark decision is a mixed blessing. On one hand crowded and ineffective courts will become more crowded and ineffective. On the other hand, the courts will be thrown into a great quandry of how to discriminate against men when there are no men or all men involved! When they start with the "designated men" and more and different gender bias, there will be a huge reaction from the well-funded gay community, much better than poor unfunded fathers have been able to mount. Maybe this is a good thing....maybe this will end some of the stereotypes. To my gay friends: Welcome to hell.
Landmark gay ruling could affect 1,000 laws
Friday, May 21, 1999, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
Supreme Court figures coverage under the Family Law Act is a "benefit"! (Can I please lose some of my benefits???!!!)
Same-sex partners declared 'spouses'
Friday, May 21, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, Ottawa Citizen
Well, in quotes any ways.
Gay couples win rights
Friday, May 21, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Same-sex ruling to rewrite many laws
Friday, May 21, 1999, Tonda MacCharles and Tracey Tyler, Toronto, Star
High court reopens battle between judges, politicians
Friday, May 21, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
How the Supreme Court over-rules the Ontario Legislature -- "flagrant judicial activism".
The legal evolution of same-sex spousal rights
Friday, May 21, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
How the Supreme Court has continuously been making laws despite repeated rejection from the legislative branches in various provinces.
Landmark judgment on gay rights
Friday, May 21, 1999, Editorial, Toronto Star
Editorial figures that bankrupting gays is a great right.
Yellow-bellied politics
Friday, May 21, 1999, National Post
Editorial opinion on the judicial piecemeal override of the legislature, rather than the comprehensive change if this is to be accomplished..
Ontario premier ready to respect same-sex spouses
Friday, May 21, 1999, John Ibbitson, National Post
Mikey gives in...well it is in the middle of an election.
Ontario's 3 leaders will honour new ruling
Friday, May 21, 1999, William Walker, Rob Ferguson and Daniel Girard, Toronto Star
Ruling alters way marriage viewed:family law expert
Friday, May 21, 1999, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
The shape of things to come from this decision.
The majority opinion
Friday, May 21, 1999, Karina Roman, National Post
A little on the majority opinion.
The dissenting opinion
Friday, May 21, 1999, Karina Roman, National Post
A little on the lone dissenting opinion.
`Human dignity is violated by the definition'
Friday, May 21, 1999, Toronto Star
More on the opinion.
Toronto's gay community euphoric over court's ruling
Friday, May 21, 1999, Sara Jean Green, Toronto Star,
Why? because now they can subsidize welfare? or because half will now be going backrupt?
Friday, May 21, 1999, National Post
Opinions from some public figures.
Dissenting judge shies away from spotlight
Friday, May 21, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
A little on Justice Gonthier -- the lone dissenter.
Canada Court Backs Same-Sex Couples
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Associated Press
Fist notice of Supreme Court decisions ordering a support paid on the breakdown of a lesbian relationship. Treats same-sex unions like common-law spouses.
Read the SUPREME COURT DECISION for yourself!
Same-sex ruling may force hand in elections
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
Landmark ruling on lesbian's claim due tomorrow
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
Warm up to another decision.

Appeals Court Rejects Return of Child to Mother Who Killed Son
Friday, May 21, 1999, Associated Press, New York Times
US family law judge keeps trying to return one child to his mother who faltally beat his brother. 1

Jagger, Hall seek mutual satisfaction
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Greg Quill, Toronto Star
There are using a counsellor! -- no Jerry Hall and Mick Jagger now, for sure.

A mother is freed to begin a lifetime of punishment
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Rachel Gibson, The Age (Melbourne)
Before a judge's sentence, mother begins a life term of anguish
Tuesday, May 18, 1999, Steve Butcher, The Age (Melbourne)
A drunk kills his children....if it was a man, take the other kids, go directly to jail, make him suffer. For some drunk woman, this is different? Women have to social responsibility for their behaviour, up to and including killing their children?

The leech women
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Maureen Dowd, National Post
LEECH WOMAN! She drains men of their love and lives!...and the modern ones

Girls score higher grades
Thursday, May 20, 1999, National Post
A little more on the on-going gender discrimination in Canadian schools from the Frasier Institute.

Lesbian spy says CSIS transfer is discrimination
Thursday, May 20, 1999, Andrew McIntosh, National Post
Isn't it everything?

Pax Modernitas
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Joseph K. Woodard, National Post
Revenue Canada destroys morality and ethics, installs taxes instead. What a blight our government has become!

A Promise is a Promise
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Bruce Balestier, Law News
Lesbian told to keep written promises made during a relationship! Will heterosexual women be next??? (US case)

More Canadian couples opting to stay married
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Gloria Galloway, National Post
A doubtful analysis as to why the divorce rate has dropped. Last year StatsCan has attributed it to the decrease in the availability of legal aid, and it certainly seems to be same this year -- including the increase in the length of marriage reflecting the delays in getting the divorce after the separation. Hope for children? Not likely -- separation is all that the courts need to destroy parental relationships.

9 Million Kids Face Family Problems
Tuesday, May 18, 1999, Eun-kYung Kim, Associated Press
Risk factors for kids: including growing up in a single-parent household or with parents who lack a high school education or who do not have full-time jobs.

The child abuse in family law
Monday, May 17, 1999, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
National Shared Parenting Association meeting.
NSPA turning up the heat
Monday, May 17, 1999, Tyler McMurchy, Regina Leader-Post
Notes from the site of the meeting.
Group lobbies for speedy divorce reform
Monday, May 17, 1999, Chris Cobb, Saint John Times
Lobby planned on divorce law
Monday, May 17, 1999, The Globe and Mail

Shared custody should come in year: Liberal MP
Monday, May 17, 1999, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
Roger Gallaway says change can and should take place within 12 months.
Monday, May 17, 1999, Robert Billyard, National Post
A good letter about the delay.
Margaret Wente wonders if changes to the Divorce Act will help
Tuesday, May 18, 1999, Margaret Wente, The Globe and Mail
Kids won't wait for Grit help
Tuesday, May 18, 1999, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
Three years is an eternity to a child. Is it a moment for Anne McLellan?
Stop Kidding Around
Monday, May 17, 1999, Editorial, Calgary Sun
Kids come "first" with federal Liberals, way behind politics.
Dads denied justice - again
Monday, May 17, 1999, Marianne Meed Ward, Toronto Sun,
Columnist has now read DofJ release -- a lot different than the article from May 10.
Don't D-E-L-A-Y in reforming the Divorce Act
Friday, May 14, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
Western Canada rejecting McLellan's delays in changing custody and access provisions.

Child dies in overcrowded foster home
Wednesday, May 19, 1999, Tampa Tribune News
Keeping kids safe in Florida is deadly to the kids.

A better way to appoint Supreme Court judges
Monday, May 17, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
The Globe feels new appointees to the Supreme Court should at least talk to parliamentarians before getting the job.

Arbour sizing up Ottawa
Saturday, May 15, 1999, Tonda MacCharles , Toronto Star
Door opens for Arbour to join Supreme Court
Friday, May 14, 1999, Anne McIlroy and Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Arbor really seems to be the front runner for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court!

`The Boy Code' of our culture breeds bullies
Saturday, May 15, 1999, Michelle Landsberg , Toronto Star
Landsberg wants everyone to be like her -- except for her bullying part, apparently.

Drawing the poverty line
Friday, May 14, 1999, Andrew Coyne, National Post
Comments on how to make or eliminate poverty by silly measures.

Victims Bill of Rights toothless, judge rules
Friday, May 14, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Guess what? Judges close door before men appeal the bias in the court system.

Major Causes of Early Childhood Death From Injury Identified
Monday, May 3, 1999, National Institutes of Health (US Governmental Agency)
Causes of child homicide published in Pediatrics magazine. Mothers again identified as the most common murderer of children.
Deaths Attributable to Injuries in Infants, United States, 1983-1991
Monday, May 3, 1999, Pediatrics Magazine summary of article.

Fathers under fire
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Editorial, National Post
National Post chastises McLellan
Who is acting for the children? The Justice Minister is curiously reluctant to amend the Divorce Act
Wednesday, May 12, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail chastises McLellan
Disappointing delay
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Editorial, Toronto Star
Toronto Star chastises McLellan
More time won't solve issues of divorce
Wednesday, May 12, 1999, Helen Connell, London Free Press
Helen Connell, Editor of the London Free Press, chastises McLellan
NAWL Press Release (not published anywhere)
Wednesday, May 12, 1999, National Association of Women and the Law
I had to go to the bigots to find someone who liked what McLellan said. This helps identify the Liberal's constituency.
Letters about Department of Justice release
Thursday, May 13, 1999, National Post

Father wants custody changes
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Candace J. Samolinski, The Tampa Tribune
Trying for a custody change after ex kills the fist son.

From Bubbles to drag kings, film-grant money still flows
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Gloria Galloway, National Post
Ever wonder why you couldn't get government money? Now you know! Make a lesbian, drag-king porno film.
What's all the fuss about Bubbles Galore?
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Mark Steyn, National Post

Stop penalizing parents, travelling committee told
Thursday, May 13, 1999, Jonathon Gatehouse, National Post
Tax-destroyed families dissected.
Ottawa should help families, committee told
Thursday, May 13, 1999,Jim Wilkes, Toronto Star

Divorce `studied to death'
Wednesday, May 12, 1999, Cathy Nicoll, The (Halifax) Daily News
Impatience with the Department of Justice.

More study for child access law: Ottawa to study proposed changes to Divorce Act
Tuesday, May 11, 1999, Sue Bailey, Toronto Star
Ironic isn't it...This Minister cut funds to the Committee, and assigned a support group of one person, saying that there was enough studies already. This Minister pushed the Committee for taking too long because it talked to the people as it was mandated. This Minister is now trying to sweep the whole thing under the carpet and hoping Canadians will forget -- but the kids are still destroyed by her lack of action.
Divorced fathers angry over 3-year delay in custody-law reform
Tuesday, May 11, 1999, Anne McIlroy, The Globe and Mail
Actually, just about any one interested in the best interest of their children are angry -- and it certainly shows who doesn't care.
Ottawa buries plan for equal parenting rights
Tuesday, May 11, 1999, Sheldon Alberts and Richard Foot, National Post,
McLellan blinded by focus on violence
Tuesday, May 11, 1999, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Government wants focus on children in divorces
Monday, May 10, 1999, Sue Bailey, The Ottawa Citizen
Do we put another 147,000 children of divorce, and more than a quarter of a million from separation and common-law relationships through this? The Department of Justice continues its policy of institutionalised child abuse. Read the response for yourself:
press release:http://canada.justice.gc.ca/News/Communiques/1999/cus1005_en.html,
background: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/News/Communiques/1999/cus1005bck_en.html,
full statement: http://canada.justice.gc.ca/Publications/Reports/sjcarp02_en.html.

Women's rights . . . and wrongs
Tuesday, May 11, 1999, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Interview with Cathy Young, author of Ceasefile!

Poverty study raises questions
Monday, May 10, 1999, Sue Bailey, CNews
Family of four needs income of $30,000-$40,000 to raise kids. So much for average Canadians.

For kids' sake
Monday, May 10, 1999, Editorial, Toronto Sun
Anticipation of changes to be made.
Divorced dads catch a break
Monday, May 10, 1999, Marianne Meed Ward, Toronto Sun
A bit on McLellan's response....seems to miss what actually happened in places.

Don't divorce the kids
Friday, May 7, 1999, Sean B. Cummings, (Halifax) Daily News
Hoping for the Joint Committee report.

Divorce law review to go ahead
Saturday, May 8, 1999, Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
Toronto Star's "last on the block" version -- mostly the Globe story without the rancor.
Divorce law changes find favour with many
Friday, May 7, 1999, Chris Cobb, National Post
Reiteration of positive news per prior day's article.
Ottawa to focus on children in overhaul of divorce law
Friday, May 7, 1999, Anne McIlroy, The Globe and Mail
Negative article from writer at the Globe who also had been extremely negative about the Special Joint Committee. What is truth to these people?
Ottawa set to rewrite custody, access law
Thursday, May 6, 1999, Chris Cobb, National Post
Yes, I am behind in the news posting but these are IMPORTANT.

Thatcher son welcomes changes to divorce laws
Monday, May 3, 1999, CP, London Free Press
Advice from one family law lawyer who has experienced it first hand.

Governments promise `children's agenda'
Saturday, May 8, 1999, Valerie Lawton, Toronto Star,
Yet another agenda..

Build a Realistic System That Encourages Fathers
Thursday, May 6, 1999, Elaine Sorensen, Los Angeles Times
Some sensible comments on child support and welfare.

Ewanchuk wants a retrial to tell his side of the story
Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Ewanchuk seeks justice after being railroaded by the Supreme Court of Canada.

Real men stay in school
Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
Comments on shortcomings of societal push not to educate boys.

Supreme Court refuses to re-open bitter aboriginal custody case
Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
Native man loses child to white U.S. couple
Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Supreme Court refuses to tell why little boy has to be ripped from his Gandfather and home in Canada.

Top Judge calls for damages for wrongly accused
Monday, May 3, 1999, Cristin Schmitz, National Post
You figure this will hold from all the false accusations in Family Court.

Court orders magazine to stop writing about abortion
Monday, May 3, 1999, Richard Foot, National Post
The Alberta Report ordered to stop writing about Alberta governments' very late term abortions.

PM shows little interest in new Supreme Court process
Monday, May 3, 1999, Janice Tibbets, National Post
Our PM? worried about justice?? worried about Canadians??? Naw....what, him worry?
PM feeds rumour of Arbour posting
Saturday, May 1, 1999, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
Chretien working on Arbour?
Arbour's UN duties put Supreme Court post in doubt
Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Once around again on speculation about who will fill the Supreme Court vacancy.

A Wall Street Icon's Divorce War
Monday, May 3, 1999, Scott Brede, Law News
Story of Carl Icahn and his estranged wife.

Parents rendered powerless
Sunday, May 2, 1999, Licia Corbella, Calgary Sun
When not allowed to do anything, can one be responsible?

Martin dumps on poor kids
Sunday, May 2, 1999, Michael Harris, Toronto Sun
Child sport tax credit rejected as too expected -- but cheaper than bailing out other liberals.

A supremely imperial tour
Saturday, May 1, 1999, Marina Jimenez, National Post
Supreme Court do the royal tour -- but not to see us mortals.
Judicial VIPs nibble on 'little minced-up things'
Saturday, May 1, 1999, Adam Killick, National Post
...with lousy snacks, and too many limos.
Supremes hit the road for the first time
Thursday, April 29, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post

Depression therapy's bright future
Saturday, May 1, 1999, Brad Evenson, National Post
Depression leaves sufferer at a loss
Saturday, May 1, 1999, Wallace Immen, The Globe and Mail
Interesting study about blood, brain and depression.

Father hit with huge bill in child-support mixup
Friday, April 30, 1999, Donna Laframboise, National Post
Wouldn't it be nice is this was the exception and not the rule? Then, of course, they write stuff like the following article.

More children impoverished by divorce than job loss: study
Friday, April 30, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
Divorce impoverishes everyone (except lawyers, assessors, etc., etc.). However, it appears that children are put in the wrong place. As should come as no surprise, dividing a low income into two does not help. This particular study is unclear on the definition of income, but notes that 50% of children studied were affected by decreases in parental job income, while less than 3% were affected by separation. Astonishingly, Statistics Canada most inappropriately quotes the Thomas Baker situation and the Department of Justice propoganda line..

Aboriginals deserve equal, not special, treatment
Thursday, April 29, 1999, Editorial, The GLobe and Mail
Men too?
Top court appalled as natives fill Canada's jails
Saturday, April 24, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Hmmm....men are disportionately over-represented -- does this mean??.....Naw, for aboriginal females. So much with less hypocrisy in the Supreme Court.
Use restraint in jailing natives, judges told
Saturday, April 24, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Supreme Court promotes discrimination and inequality - especially in letting off a cold, calculating killer who expressed great joy in her domestic kill.
Attorney-general needed for aboriginals, expert says
Saturday, April 24, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post

Quebec's revenue minister quits amid scandal
Thursday, April 29, 1999, Campbell Clark, National Post
Quebec minister quits after releasing confidence support records to unauthorised users.

Union in uproar over the word 'marriage'
Thursday, April 29, 1999, Charlie Gillis, National Post
Union considers "marriage" to be a dirty word.

Is $120,000 a year in child support too much for two teens?
Wednesday, April 28, 1999, Brad Evenson, National Post
Suit on discriminatory nature of support guidelines reaches the Supreme Court.
Child-support guidelines go on trial
Monday, April 26, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Paying support: How much is fair?
Monday, April 26, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Baker's 2 kids can't get by on $30,000 support and ex's $60,000. Gee...wouldn't $90,000 a year be nice?

Rock promises law banning human cloning
Wednesday, April 28, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
Pheww! There will only be one Alan Rock messing things up.

New rules aim to save children from abuse
Tuesday, May 4, 1999, Caroline Mallan, Toronto Star,
Bill now does make it easier for the CAS.
New law to guard children on way
Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Caroline Mallan, Toronto Star,
Bill to make it easier for the CAS to steal children is well on its way.

When courts, parents collide
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, David Brown, Ottawa Citizen
Part 1 of CAS stealing children
Drugs started downward spiral
Thursday, April 22, 1999, David Brown, Ottawa Citizen
Part 2 of CAS stealing children
New eyes on old case change everything
Friday, April 23, 1999, David Brown, Ottawa Citizen
Part 3 of CAS stealing children
Family courts deliver capital punishment
Tuesday, April 27, 1999, David Brown, Ottawa Citizen
Part 4 of CAS stealing children

Sons of parents who collected UI likely to do same
Tuesday, April 27, 1999, Eric Beauchesne, National Post
StatsCan study of sorts.

Abused husband demands justice from `biased' system
Monday, April 26, 1999, Jon Wells, Toronto Star
Another "like it really is" story.

Failing relationships? Blame mom
Saturday, April 24, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
The types of partners to avoid.

Can you make your child smarter?
Saturday, April 24, 1999, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Working with children help their intelligence develop.

Court of public opinion
Friday, April 16, 1999, Jackie Webster, National Post
While supporting handling biased judges, suggests that the judges who threw her out were guilty of similar biases.
N.B. judge fired for calling Acadians crooks
Friday, April 16, 1999, Graeme Hamilton, National Post
Well, racial bigotry counts against a female judge....remember how gender bigotry is banned in the same text?

The Worry Over The Rising Divorce Rate
Friday, April 23, 1999, Reuters
China increasingly getting into divorces.

Japan Dad Campaign Draws Protests
Friday, April 23, 1999, Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press
Japan gets bitten with the bug. ``A parent-child relationship is not determined by child care.''

Dead-Beats Contribute to Poverty
Friday, April 23, 1999, Laura Meckler, Associated Press
Of course, the stats show that (1) the fathers are impoverished or in jail, and (2) although single mothers are employed as frequently as single fathers, they only take seasonal or part-time employment. This is typical U.S. Census -- the data is polled from non-custodial parents who may not be claiming quite everything on their income tax so......See the US Census study at http://www.census.gov/prod/99pubs/p60-196.pdf.

Research on cancer finds differences between sexes
Thursday, April 22, 1999, Brad Evenson, National Post
Men and women are still different....even in the way they get lung cancer! (No previous Canadian thoughts on this, I gather.)

Early parental loss a risk factor for adult psychiatric illness
Monday, February 22, 1999, Reuters Health
One of those article that are good that I didn't find until later.

Custody clash
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, letter from Vern Beck, National Post
Comments on Frum's junk.
The problem is divorce, not the custody rules
Saturday, April 17, 1999, David Frum, National Post
Frum trots out his ignorance again. This man should learn something about what he writes.

Prejudice in the law schools
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, Martin Loney, National Post
Rumour is that one day, they may accept humans!

Mother was right: Premarital cohabitation delays wedding bells
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, Elena Cherney, National Post
Hmm...women are cows? I don't think so.

How to shelter kids from divorce fallout
Wednesday, April 21, 1999, Kathleen Parker, Orlando Sentenial
Counselling after divorce is the answer -- well, for some maybe.

Women, men do think differently
Tuesday, April 20, 1999, Michael Smith, National Post
Differences in basic brain structure -- a previous Canadian study said otherwise.

Court Rules in Lesbian Mother's Favor
Tuesday, April 20, 1999, Mike Mckee, Law News
Lesbian partner of lesbian mother gets no access.

Court of Appeals Refuses to Freeze Out Father in Frozen Embryo Paternity
Monday, April 19, 1999, Nathan Koppel, Law News
Watch out for those frozen embryos after divorce!

Influence of court leads some to call for U.S.-style nominations to bench
Monday, April 19, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
Wow! Reason proposed to clean up the bad parts of the judiciary.

Raising red flags about the faltering state of Canadian democracy
Monday, April 19, 1999, Hugh Windsor, The Globe and Mail
Call for the overhaul of political institutions.

Is feminism finished?
Monday, April 19, 1999, Jennifer Roback Morse, Forbes Magazine
"Feminism as a moral force is finished."

Top judges not really so activist, survey says
Saturday, April 17, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Says a law professor...except in gender-bias, gay and aboriginal issues.
Rights a thorny issue for jurists
Saturday, April 17, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Bias of courts described, government-funded feminist lawyer says need to suppress white men because they are all so "well-funded."
Top court not soft on crime, lawyer says
Saturday, April 17, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Yeah, right.....depends on who you are discriminating against.

The problem is divorce, not the custody rules
Saturday, April 17, 1999, David Frum, National Post
Frum trots out his ignorance again. This man should learn something about what he writes.

Are your kids driving you crazy?
Saturday, April 17, 1999, Nora Underwook, The Globe and Mail
Changes in how kids are raised -- including some about faces by the "experts".

Dads Complain of Gender Bias Whenever They Step in Court
Friday, April 16, 1999, Patrick Lee Plaisance, (Virginia) Daily Press
Norfolk Hearing Among 6 Statewide to Study Gender Bias in Courts
Wednesday, April 14, 1999, Patrick Lee Plaisance, (Virginia) Daily Press
Virginia starts Gender-Bias in courts hearings. Lawyers called sweeties -- fathers called dirt (or worse).

Angry Litigants Disrupt City Bar Program
Friday, April 16, 1999, Daniel Wise, New York Law Journal
Judge and journal huffy that some fathers question their ignorance, biases and bigotry.

Government Lawyers Fear Ethics Law
Thursday, April 15, 1999, Lisa I. Fried, Law News
A common fear amongst government officials in Canada too -- government lawyers might have to behave ethically!!

Sex is good for you, in moderation
Thursday, April 15, 1999, Robert Uhlig, National Post
Hmmm....this is those non-compensatory damages, Supreme Court Justices?

Of course women are batterers too
Wednesday, April 14, 1999, Kathleen Parker, National Post
Parker versus Landers

Justices Urged to Expand Battered Syndrome
Wednesday, April 14, 1999, Trisha Renaud, Law News
Vietnamese women who murdered her husband and stepdaughter urges court to take culture and emotional abuse into account. What next? battered men?

Maritime teens view pregnancy as way out
Tuesday, April 13, 1999, Adrian Humphreys, National Post
Years of bad laws, bad judges and bad divorces teach, and encourage, teens to have and use their children.
Teens have babies to collect welfare
Sunday, April 11, 1999, Jo-Anne MacDonald, The (Halifax) Daily News

Dentist killed husband in defence, father says
Tuesday, April 13, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
More on the dentist charged in the US with murdering her husband (more down below at April 2 listings).

Can you please eat somewhere else?
Tuesday, April 13, 1999, Jeannie Marshall, National Post
Irritability a disorder -- well, in women at least. Talks a little about how affects on the family are not really known.

Have DNA, will teach
Monday, April 12, 1999, Dennis Duffy, National Post
Educational institutions practice racial and gender bigotry in hiring practices.

Presumption of Paternity Prevails
Monday, April 12, 1999, Danielle Rodier, Law News
In Pennsylvania, a husband is still the father even if wife is sleepign around and biology shows otherwise.

In praise of dumber men
Monday, April 12, 1999, Maureen Dowd, National Post
Just in case you ever wondered what the "liberated" woman was looking for.

Father's ordeal points to benefit of marriage
Sunday, April 4, 1999, Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times
Unwed dad's fight against grandparents for his child after his resident, common-law spouse dies.

A generation vexed: teens ambitious, alone
Sunday, April 4, 1999, Susan Dodge, Chicago Sun-Times
Changes in families teens isolated and less family-oriented.

Fathers' rights fogotten by laws
Tuesday, April 6, 1999, Mark Charalambous, Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Domestic violence injustices in Massachusetts.

Girl-Rules Imperilled
Monday, April 5, 1999, Carmen Wittmeier, Alberta Report
Gender-discriminating laws on violence proposed.

Statistics and other lies
Saturday, April 10, 1999, Editorial, National Post
National Post editorial on feminist salary statistics (see next article too).
Lies, Damned Lies And...
Monday, March 29, 1999, George F. Will, Newsweek
Another of the battery of false feminist statistics is shown to be wrong.

Saturday, April 10, 1999 and Saturday, April 3, 1999
A couple of comics that deal with the marriage process sooooooooooooo accurately.

Big woman on campus
Saturday, April 10, 1999, Susanne Hiller, National Post
Discrimiantion continues to have significantly more women on campus than men -- but they still won't take engineering or computer science. They are becoming LAWYERS though?

Housework burden depresses women: Study
Saturday, April 10, 1999, Maria Miro Johnson, Toronto Star
The popular story, but....
Women may be inhibiting greater father involvement in family work
Tuesday, April 6, 1999, Brigham Young University
Women won't let men do housework.

Judges' rules called informal
Saturday, April 10, 1999, Marina Jimenez, National Post
Judges pose strong governance rules on every one else, but figure that they can do as they please -- including belonging to organisations that discriminate against identifiable groups of people. Hmm....the Aryan Front on the Supreme Court? I would hope not.
Judge L'Heureux-Dube could be hurt by allegations she lied, scholar says
Friday, April 9, 1999, Anne Marie Owens, National Post
Wow! I wonder if those L'Heureux-Dubé-stereotypes about women never being responsible for what they say or do holds here.
L'Heureux-Dube dishonest with judicial body: women's group
Thursday, April 8, 1999, Shawn Ohler, National Post
REAL Women take L'Heureux-Dube to task for lying about her affiliations.

For A Better Or Worse Name
Saturday, April 10, 1999, Patricia Pearson, National Post
On marriage, who gets what name?

Citizenship rulings a 'sorry mess,' lawyer says
Friday, April 9, 1999, Andrew Duffy, National Post
"Expert" judges touch more than family law, it appears.

Top court judges shy away from rewriting laws: study
Friday, April 9, 1999, Janice Tibbetts, National Post
Hmmm....professor seeking a judgeship?

Former Supreme Court justice to lead review of rights law
Friday, April 9, 1999, Tonda MacCharles, Toronto Star
Now there's comfort....when they are too old and doddering to mess up social rights on the Supreme Court, they can turn their stereotyping to mess up human rights!

Second 'Good Mother' Gene Found
Friday, April 9, 1999, Maggie Fox, Yahoo News / Reuters
Genetic battle of the sexes
Thursday, April 8, 1999, BBC News
Geneticists find that "mothering" genes are passed from the father's genetic material.

The Supreme cop-out
Tuesday, April 6, 1999, Karen Selick, National Post
Family law lawyer comments on the Supreme Court non-decision.
Terms of disengagement
Saturday, April 3, 1999, Greg Kershaw, Letter to The Globe and Mail
Greg's pithy comment on the silliness of the Supreme Court's Bracklow decision.
Supreme Court Orders man to keep paying ill ex-wife
Friday, March 26, 1999, Charlie Gillis, National Post
Well, actually, ruled might have to keep paying but, on the other hand, he might not have to keep paying. At least it is not Moge.
Read the Bracklow SUPREME COURT (IN)DECISION for yourself!
A divorced woman wins Supreme Court victory
Friday, March 26, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
Not a win....more of a Supreme Court indecision.
Supreme Court ducked key issues in ruling: experts
Friday, March 26, 1999, Mark Hume and Charlie Gillis, National Post
Madness, yes, but there's method to it
Friday, March 26, 1999, George Jonas, National Post
Looks more like madness in the method to me. Article contends that these decisions may be a backing off of the Supreme Court from setting more bad, bad social policy.
Till death do us part, indeed
Friday, March 26, 1999, Andrew Coyne, National Post
Comments on the injustice of the indecision.

Domestic strife breeds creativity
Monday, April 5, 1999, Robert Matthews, National Post
Parents fighting makes for creative kids!

A civilized divorce
Monday, April 5, 1999, Jeannie Marshall, National Post
A dviroce ceremony to counter the marriage ceremony.

Judgment goes both ways
Sunday, April 4, 1999, Douglas Fisher, Toronto Sun
Prejudices of the Supreme Court.

Parents' Education determines Children's: Statscan study
Saturday, April 3, 1999, Luiza Chwialkowska, National Post
So, do judges even consider the child's future when awarding custody?

Council rejects complaint against L'Heureux-Dube
Friday, April 2, 1999, Francine Dube, National Post
The oligarthy closes its doors. Says new stereotypes from L'Heureux-Dubé are "robust" -- covering their own robust posteriors.
Judge's sex-case remarks `robust' but not biased, watchdog rules
Friday, April 2, 1999, Nahlah Ayed, Toronto Star
Judicial council defends judge's 'robust' language in Alberta sexual-assault case
Friday, April 2, 1999, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
No Such Word As 'Yes'
Monday, March 15, 1999, Shane Hill, Alberta Report
Alberta Report's take on the Ewanchuk decision that triggered all this, and the destructive nature of the stereotypes being used by the Supreme Court.

Woman who chose arranged marriage accused of killing husband
Friday, April 2, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
Canadian dentist stabs her unsuspecting husband to death in the US. She claims violence despite no evidence of such. Surprise, surprise.

How we're cheating our children
Thursday, April 1, 1999, Margaret Philp, The Globe and Mail
The price of not teaching toddlers.

Bringing up baby
Saturday, April 3, 1999, Editorial, The Globe and Mail
One paper's thought on the report by "child experts".
It's once again time to spank loving parents
Saturday, April 3, 1999, John Barber, The Globe and Mail
One man's thought on the report
Toddler experts should give their heads a rattle
Thursday, April 1, 1999, Don Braid, Calgary Sun
Another man's thought on the report
Parents lack basic knowledge of child-rearing, survey finds
Wednesday, March 31, 1999, Tom Arnold, National Post
Surprising study on lack of parenting skills amongst the so-called "primary caregiver". Certainly shows that having only the "primary caregiver" looking after a child is not a winning situation, and that the need for informed parents is high. All the papers have a different take on it.
Poll uncovers parental shortcomings
Wednesday, March 31, 1999, Jane Gadd, The Globe and Mail
Parents puzzled by kids, national poll suggests
Wednesday, March 31, 1999, Laurie Monsebraaten, Toronto Star

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