Mr. Speaker, it is sad when we hear that kind of commentary from the member. The broad generalization she has given about men not caring for children is simply not true. All most men want is to have access to their children after divorce. She is saying that is simply not true. Working with that foundation, we have no hope of working out an arrangement that will work for the children after divorce. This truly is shocking.
In the 1998 committee report, “For the Sake of the Children”, it called for shared parenting because it found, after listening to both men and women, fathers and mothers who had gone through divorce, that the best thing for the children was to have both parents involved, unless there was some special reason why one parent should not be involved. However the member kind of brushes all that aside.
Does the member believe that report said the right things and really did point out what was best for children? If she does believe that, why is she not pushing for the government to implement that in the legislation. That is what the committee came up with.