Mr. Speaker, with all due respect to my colleague's position on this issue, I have some concern about the way in which she has phrased some of her words and comments.
It is quite clear that the tragedy of divorce is the fact that two people cannot get along together, and that has gone on obviously for a period of time, which has led to irreconcilable differences and a split in the marriage.
However for her to make comments, which, from my point of view, tend to continue this kind of unhealthy tension, that men are not prepared to be part of the care of their children once a divorce has taken place and that somehow this is a myth, goes against the reality of the changing world in which we live.
A great deal of change is going on in the kinds of roles that men and women play in our society. Both men and women are often the breadwinners in the family. Fathers are showing much more interest in the care of their children. The very fact that the joint custody and access committee brought these recommendations to the floor of the House shows that there is a genuine concern to change things.
Does my hon. colleague not see that perhaps there is a place now for us to look at shared custody and access that would truly bring both men and women into a shared role even beyond divorce?