Please take the time to write to your Member of Parliament regarding Equal Shared Parenting and Private Members Bill C-422. As Private Members Bill’s normally only stand a 1 to 2 % chance of getting passed by Parliament, we believe that the best way to ensure that Bill C-422 gets passed and made into Law, is to have Canadian Citizens like you write to their Members of Parliament and formally request that they support Equal Shared Parenting Private Members Bill C-422, for the sake of the children. Most Members of Parliament don’t even know about Private Members Bill C-422, so by writing to them, you are helping to educate them about Equal Shared Parenting and Bill C-422. You are also helping to educate your MP about the deplorable state of the current Family Justice System in Canada.
We believe that with your help in educating your Members of Parliament, we can succeed in ensuring that Bill C-422 gets passed and made into Law, so that a child’s right to have their Government ensure that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, is finally confirmed and substantiated by our Government. So that a Child’s right to maintain personal relations and direct contact with both parents on a regular basis, after their parents divorce or separation, is finally confirmed and substantiated by our Canadian Government and the Canadian Family Justice System. Both of these rights are affirmed in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Canada is a signator, (as of May 28th, 1990), and did endorse on December 13th, 1991.
“The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” – Albert Einstein –
To make things simple, we have provided a sample letter regarding Bill C-422 below, that you can copy or paste into your own letter. However, we would like to encourage you to write your own personal letter, especially if you have experienced injustice in the Family Courts first hand, or have witnessed a friend or family member experience their own injustice at the hands of the Canadian Family Justice System. In doing so, please make sure to include relevant information regarding Bill C-422, as well as information regarding the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Conservative Party’s own Policy Declaration in which it states, “The Conservative Party believes that in the event of a marital breakdown, the Divorce Act should grant joint custody unless it is clearly demonstrated not to be in the best interests of the child. Both parents and all grandparents should be allowed to maintain a meaningful relationship with their children and grandchildren, unless it is demonstrated not to be in the best interest of the child.” (#69) All of this information can be found in the sample letter that we have provided below.
Please make sure to send a copy of the letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Justice Minister, Rob Nicholson, as well as the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff, the leader of the Bloc Quebecois, Gilles Duceppe, as well as the leader of the New Democratic Party, Jack Layton.
Mailing the letter doesn’t even require a postage stamp!
We Thank You for taking the time to write to your Member of Parliament. It is greatly appreciated. The Children of Divorce in Canada thank you as well.
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