Tag Archives: children

Movement on to ‘hear the child’ in court

Kids need to have views considered in family breakups, activists say By Katherine Dedyna, Times ColonistJune 4, 2009       Lawyer Suzanne Williams, with son Elijah, is with UVic’s International Institute for Child Rights and Development: "This is about…

Parental alienation cases draining court resources

KIRK MAKIN From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail May 13, 2009 at 4:34 AM EDT JUSTICE REPORTER An escalation in parental alienation allegations is draining valuable courtroom resources, a major study of 145 alienation cases between 1989-2008 concludes. "Access problems and…

Courts can rescue kids from an alienating parent

SARAH HAMPSON From Thursday’s Globe and Mail January 29, 2009 at 9:06 AM EST Judges in Canada are now omniscient parents, willing to practice tough love, even though the plan they rely on to help the children has no longitudinal…