For Immediate Release
Equal Shared Parenting Poll Results
Does the majority actually rule in Canada?
Member of Parliament, Maurice Vellacott, Thursday announced the results of a poll conducted by Nanos on support for equal parenting which shows yet again that there is a large majority public support for equal parenting in law with a 78% support rate.
These results prove what F4J Fathers 4 Justice has been saying for years now, at great risk and peril to their superhero campaigners. "The time for equal parenting is absolutely now. As far back as 1998 a Compas poll showed 78% support and the poll we commissioned in 2007 showed 79.1% support. Someone has got to demand that the majority in this country have a voice when it comes to the welfare of divorced families," says Kris Titus, National Coordinator.
Titus is one of 5 superhero campaigners for the organization who face severe charges for their stunts that raise awareness of this important issue. Recently Benoit Leroux aka Robin and Guy Dumais, were convicted on appeal after arguing the defense of 'necessity' for a direct action which closed the Jacques Cartier bridge in Montreal several years ago.
"It's troubling to see our superheros who risk their lives and liberty for the sake of children being convicted and treated so harshly by the courts and Crown Attorney's office," says Titus in reference to the lack of response to other civil protests.
One has to ask, when will the majority rule that stands up for the welfare of Canadian children and parents be recognized as a worthy and noble goal?
If MPs like Maurice Vellacott and his fellow supporters of this issue stand strong in the face of 'minority' opposition, then it will happen sooner rather than later, which is still not soon enough.
"Maurice Vellacott is proving himself to be a Member of Parliament who listens to Canadians. Family Law issues are all over the news and there is an increasing outcry for reform," Titus says, "It's time for Mr. Ignatieff to seal the deal and stand up for what he has clearly stated he believes in, equal shared parenting."
The results are in. Canadians have spoken. Our government must act.
CONTACT: Nationally, Kris Titus 1-888-F4J Canada ( 1-888-345-2262 ) ext. 703
National Website for more information about F4J Fathers 4 Justice Canada Canada: www.f4jcanada.ca
National Action website: www.f4jcanada.com