Family Tag

09 Mar 2017 Is Bill 89 about human rights? Don’t buy it.

Today we tackle the claim that Bill 89 is needed in order to bring Ontario’s child services law into better alignment with human rights law. The Opposition Critic for Children and Youth Services, Sylvia Jones (recently replaced by Gila Martow), expressed her support for the government’s Bill 89 early on, saying, “What I see in the legislation is now it’s just matching what’s in the Human Rights Code.” Here again, the Opposition could use a healthy dose of skepticism as it reviews government legislation. Yes, Bill 89 incorporates the list of protected...

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21 Oct 2016 What’s a family, anyway? Ontario government to radically change family law

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPV_qQH-MYU The Ontario government is fast-tracking a bill that, if passed, will fundamentally overhaul family law in Ontario. It is critical that we understand these changes and seize the narrow window of opportunity to share our concerns with our leaders before the legislation becomes law.It is critical that we understand these changes and seize the narrow window of opportunity to share our concerns with our leaders before the legislation becomes law. Bill 28, the Orwellian “All Families Are Equal Act”, removes the term “mother” and “father” from all Ontario law, to be...

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19 Oct 2016 Ontario’s government quietly removing ‘mother’ and ‘father’

Read our extended analysis of this Bill here. The Ontario government is pushing through the radical Bill 28, called the "All Families Are Equal Act", to totally redefine the family. In summary, this bill eliminates the word mother 17 times and father 23 times from provincial family law and creates 4 parents instead of 2. "Mother" is being replaced by "birth parent" or simply, "parent". The most basic social institution, which has served the human community from time immemorial, ought not to be redefined in a rush like this omnibus bill...

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