David Nash's Cross Canada Run for Children is arriving in Sault Ste. Marie, on Friday, July 30, 2010 after leaving from Victoria, BC on June 1, 2010. Mr. Nash was trying to set a world record for crossing the country by running and walking to draw attention to the lack of fairness to children in Family Law and to support a federal Private Members Bill C-422 which will amend the Divorce Act to a presumption of Shared/Equal Parenting, for fit parents, upon separation and divorce.
Mr. Nash asks a fundamental question on his Web Site and facebook page.
"For a Country that prides itself on being a Nation of Peace Keepers, why does Canada have a so-called "Justice" System that asks Families, during one of the most difficult times in their lives, to go to war with one another over their children?
I am running and walking across Canada to make YOU, the Canadian Citizen aware that our Canadian Government, both Federally & Provincially, as well as our Nation's so-called "Family" Justice System, is FAILING Canadian Children and their Families miserably. The current system that we have in place, and have had in place since 1985, is bankrupting Canadian Families, emotionally, as well as financially, and it needs to be stopped. The system is also unnecessarily wasting billions of YOUR hard earned Tax Dollars. Some estimates have been given as high as 10 to 12 Billion Dollars annually.
Furthermore, I am attempting to break this World Record to raise awareness about the Canadian Governments' UNWILLINGNESS and OUTRIGHT REFUSAL to reform the system For The Sake Of Our Children. The Canadian Government has been given many opportunities, over the past 20 years, to reform this broken, failing system, and demonstrate that they do care about the best interests of Canadian Children, yet they have rejected each and every opportunity that has been presented to them, and have continually demonstrated their contempt for the Children of Divorce in Canada, as well as their lack of respect for struggling Canadian Families who are in need of help.
Moreover, I am attempting to break the World Record for the Fastest Crossing of Canada on Foot to help get your support as a Canadian Citizen, for an Equal Shared Parenting Private Members Bill, Bill C-422, that was introduced before Parliament on June 16th, 2009, by MP, Maurice Vellacott of Saskatoon.
Bill C-422 would reform the Divorce Act, and help put Children's best interests forward by making Equal Shared Parenting the normative determination by courts dealing with situations of divorce involving children.
I ask you; don't the Children of Divorce deserve the right to have an Equal Relationship with both their Mother and their Father???"
Dave will be available for media interviews upon arrival and he can be returned to the Soo at agreed upon times while still running on his journey throughout the weekend and possibly Monday morning.
For further information and media articles written:
Dave Nash (519) 760-5154
As there is no iPhone Coverage enroute from Wawa a local contact is Mike Murphy