Globe and Mail

Some women boycott meeting on Divorce Act

Daniel Leblanc
The Globe and Mail
Thursday, June 7, 2001

Three women's groups boycotted a consultation session on post-divorce issues in Ottawa yesterday, refusing to enter into face-to-face talks with men's groups.

A spokeswoman for the National Association of Women and the Law said that women's groups were jeered by men at previous meetings on the charged issue of custody. The three women's groups argued that mothers should retain custody of children in most cases.

About 15 groups representing both women and men met to discuss changes to the Divorce Act.

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