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Court Watch Report
CANADA
COURT WATCH REPORT
Published by the Canadian Citizens Free Press - by the citizen's and for the citizens of Canada
In ever increasing numbers, as a result of the
skyrocketing divorce rate, every day in Ontario, despite
the desperate pleas and emotional needs of many of
our children, hundreds of children caught in the
middle of their parents divorce are asking the same
question ? Why cant we see grandma and
Grandpa?
Courtroom Watch reporters investigated a number
of cases and found that the number of children
affected by the alienation of their families is staggering.
Malcolm Mansfield, the president of F.A.C.T.
Canada, a group representing non custodial parents in
the Toronto area told reporters We have dozens of
non custodial parents contacting us each week. The
problem of children being denied access to their non
custodial parent and grandparents is out of control.
The courts are not listening to the children, nor are
they paying attention to the best interests of the
children. What is even worse is that many lawyers of
the Law Society of Upper Canada are knowingly
alienating children away from their families as part of
their strategy to win their clients cases. This whole
mess with family courts today is something the people
of our province should be very ashamed of.?
In one case, Courtroom Watch reporters spoke to
two children ages 8 and 10. They indicated that they
desperately wanted to spend more time with their father
but that the mother would not let them spend time with
him even though they resided less than an 8 minute walk
away from their father. The children were afraid to even
ask their mother if they could walk over to the fathers
home after school out of fear of their mothers reaction
should they even ask.
The father told reporters that the children wanted to
visit their aging grandparents who live outside of the
country, but that the mother, using her sole custody
status granted by the courts, consistently denied the
children enough time with the father to allow a vacation
to see the grandparents. The father said all that he
wanted was to have the children for one week period
each year for a holiday but had never been allowed this
privilege in the last 5 years. The mother would not allow
the children to be with the father for any more that one
overnight visit every other week. Even though the father
told the court that the children were pleading to spend
more time with him, the judge did not pay attention to
the children's desires nor did the judge even consider
CHILDREN OF DIVORCE ASK ?.
WHY CANT WE SEE OUR GRANDPARENTS ?
WHY DOESN'T ANYBODY LISTEN TO US ?
The CANADA COURT WATCH REPORT is a periodic
report published by the many volunteers of Canadian
Citizens Free Press throughout Canada and Citizens
Courtroom Watch Program. It is available for
distribution without copyright to any individual, group or
organization that may have an interest in the materials
contained in this report. Interviews with the victims may
be possible with any recognized news reporting agency
expressing an interest in the stories contained in this
report. Articles written in this report are based on
actual cases involving the courts.
This publication is intended to bring to the attention
of the public, injustices that are being perpetrated
against members of our community by those individuals
or agencies which are a part of the Canadian legal
system. To have a story published, have one of our
court writers attend your court, or to have your
organization receive regular issues of this report, then
please contact Rev. Dorian Baxter at 905-853-0316
ARE YOU OR YOUR CHILDREN
BEING ABUSED BY
THE CHILDREN'S AID
SOCIETY?
Call the Children's Aid Society Report Hot Line
Rev. Dorian Baxter 905-853-0316
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