Mr. Speaker, my colleague from the Canadian Alliance must have time to waste, with a question like that.
First, 7% of fathers provide constant care to their children after a divorce. I am talking about fathers who provide constant care to their children. That seems clear to me.
Second, this does not mean that 50 to 60% of fathers do not want to see their children. I am talking here about constancy of care. Eventually, the father gets tired of going to pick up the children. Eventually, the father gets fed up with making support payments. Eventually, the father gets tired of changing diapers and lets the mother take care of the children. How many times have we seen fathers who were supposed to come and pick up their children suddenly, some Friday night, turn around and say that they cannot come over. The law does not guarantee that with shared parenting, the father will assume his responsibilities.
Third, I am quite aware, as is my colleague, that amendments must be made and that parents want to assume their responsibilities. However, this particular bill is not going to make fathers assume more of their responsibilities. Where are the mechanisms? Where are the suggestions? Who will we educate about the cause of fathers and mothers? Will we educate the judges?
Quebec is in the process of establishing a real family policy that will take into consideration everything: access to daycare, legislation and parental leave that is fair. Here in Canada, there is no such policy. What good will shared parenting do? Will it help make up for the absence of family policies?
That is my answer for my colleague.