Mr. Speaker, I have to say that I am somewhat shocked by what I just heard. The statistic that only 7% of fathers are interested in their children after divorce is quite shocking coming from the member because it simply is not true, it is inaccurate and not a reality.
As with many fathers, the happiest time in my life was when I was sharing in the parenting of my children. I am talking about the very active sharing in the parenting of our children. I think the member ought to check out the statistics a little more.
However she went beyond that and said that it was clear to her that most men simply did not take an interest and that they really did not want to be involved in parenting. What a shocking base to come from when we are looking at an issue as important as this.
I want to ask the member a question straight out and I would like her to give a straight answer? Does she feel that both parents should have equal access to the children following divorce?