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Ruling on the money

Ottawa Sun , Ottawa, Ontario, August 1, 2006

The Supreme Court of Canada rightly decided yesterday that divorced or separated dads who don't boost their child support to keep pace with their income could face hefty retroactive orders.

It seems like one of those rulings that shouldn't have to be made in the first place. After all, "child support" is just that -- money that goes toward paying the expenses associated with having a child.

It has nothing to do with the former spouse or partner and whatever may have gone wrong in the relationship.

However, experts say it's typically an argument over custody, or some other falling-out between parents, that triggers a battle over support money.

"We're talking about separated families, not people who are great at problem-solving," says Diedre Smith, the lawyer for four Alberta fathers challenging support awards imposed on them. "It's usually when something else is happening that the support issue gets intertwined."

Apparently, the four Alberta dads were dutifully paying everything they owed under the initial support orders made by the courts when they divorced or separated. But they never told their ex-partners their incomes had gone up and they could afford to pay Read More ..der federal guidelines.

So who suffers here? The recipient spouse, to some extent, as he or she scrambles to feed, clothe and shelter the kids. But it's the children who may be denied a better education or some other benefit who are the true victims.

Sure, we could set up a fancy system tying support payments to income tax filings, or we could continue to leave the onus on the recipient spouse -- usually the woman -- to duke it out in the legal system. Or we could just expect and hope that paying spouses can keep their focus on their kids, and not need the Supreme Court to remind them of their responsibilities.

And another thing ...

Some government watchers are trying a bit too hard to make something out of some relatively minor pay raises for senior government officials and heads of Crown corporations announced by the Tories on their website last week.

Critics argue the raises were too "quietly stated."

Do pay hikes ranging from 1.1% to 3% -- not far off the rate of inflation -- really warrant a trumpet call? Probably not.

What the issue does flag to this rookie government is how the goals of accountability and transparency could be Read More ..ippery fish than they'd bargained for.

Paternity Fraud
UK National Survey

Paternity fraud survey statistics

Scotland's National Newspaper

96% of women are liars, honest

5,000 women polled

Half the women said that if they became pregnant by another man but wanted to stay with their partner, they would lie about the baby's real father.

Forty-two per cent would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, no matter the wishes of their partner.


Women who kill their children are given sympathy and sentenced to "treatment" while men who do the same thing are charged with murder and sentenced to life.

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that women are many times more likely to murder their offspring than men. 

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Women don't throw rocks at men

On a recent trip out to a local mall on a Saturday evening, I was picking through the T-shirts for teenagers when I spotted one with the words "Boys are Stupid, Throw Rocks at Them."

I'm used to seeing variations on the Girl Power theme when I'm in these stores but I was shocked to see something so negative about boys. As the mother of both a boy and a girl, I felt sick when I saw the slogan. I felt even worse when I logged onto the website of the retailer who sells these products. They are designed and manufactured by a clothing company called David & Goliath, based in Clearwater, Fla.

I was not happy to see a list of so-called funny slogans: Boys Lie, Poke Em in the Eye; Boys are Goobers, Drop Anvils on Their Heads; Lobotomy, How to Train Boys; If Boys are So Tough, Why are They So Afraid of Knives (this with a picture of a boy running away with knives in the air); or Tape Can Be Fun, a T-shirt with a boy's mouth covered in tape. One of the T-shirts is actually featured in the February issue of YM magazine this year.

Can't you just imagine the hue and cry if the word girl was inserted into all of these