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Male-bashing could prove 'disastrous,' authors warn
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Graeme Hamilton, National Post
About the campaign to destroy men.

More partners, more affairs and more gay liaisons: the changing sex life of our nation
Friday, November 30, 2001, Lorna Duckworth, The Independent
Twice as many UK men pay for sex. Many are already paying for decades, many will pay for the rest of their lives. Most don't seem too happy with the "revolution."

Suicide study surprises
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Dawn Walton
The Globe and Mail
Middle-aged men most likely to commit suicide, study says
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Phinjo Gombu, Toronto Star
I am not sure who or why the fact that middle aged men die from suicide so frequently -- heck, all men do -- is a surprise. The data from StatsCan shows this fact too. The data for this study came from the Ontario Coroner's Office. There are some differences in the news reports from the StatsCan figures -- more to follow.
Male suicide alert
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Ian McDougall, Toronto Sun
Hmmm...help with an unhelpful attitude? Take any help you can get. There are always too many people who need you, especially children.

The Misses have missed the point
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Mark Steyn, National Post
The feminist message and the destruction of the World Trade Centre.

Naughty children to be registered as potential criminals
Sunday, November 25, 2001, David Bamber
The Daily Telegraph
Get the boys ready for jail for being boys -- long before anyone commits any crime like "cheekiness."

Stepdaughter feared Hadley
Friday, November 30, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Tot feared Hadley
Friday, November 30, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley couldn't be judged by his cover
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Worker never saw Hadley as a killer
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Killer: 'I'm victim'
Thursday, November 29, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Ralph Hadley's temper scary, lawyer testifies
Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley rage 'frightening'
Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's lawyer silent
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Warning not relevant: Crown
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Help wasn't just a call away for Gillian Hadley
Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Battered women calling for help
Monday, November 26, 2001, Trish Crawford, Toronto Star
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Crown eyed jail for Hadley
Saturday, November 24, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadley tragedy increases vigilance
Saturday, November 24, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Crown didn't think Hadley would kill
Friday, November 23, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Hadley a `low risk'
Friday, November 23, 2001, Toronto Sun
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Hadley's bail `stringent' but still not enough
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley worried Crown: Inquest
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Mother guaranteed surveillance of son
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Into the spotlight
Wednesday, November 21, 2001, Keith Gilligan, Ajax News Advertiser
Brand new and contradictory "information" on the case.
Group's ravings disturbing, dangerous
Tuesday, November 20, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
A courageous Mr. Coyle opens the debate. I would like to note that the "temporarily unavailable" status had nothing to do with Mr. Coyle, but our desire to ensure that we keep to the protocol for the inquest. A response is being prepared to this article. We still don't agree with everything he says, but I I doubt that even he expected that we would.
In the eyes of an abuser, a woman is his property
Thursday, November 15, 2001, Rachel Giese, Toronto Star
What the....oops, it says Hadley: Comments temporarily unavailable.
Child knew mom slain
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Victim taken off priority list
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Peter Small, Toronto Star
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Probing human failure
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Constable fights lonely, thankless battle
Saturday, November 10, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Cop tried her best to help out Gillian
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
Officer saw risk to Gillian Hadley
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Officer felt husband would kill
Thursday, November 8, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Cop: Victim 'not in jeopardy'
Wednesday, November 7, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Releasing Hadley `right thing to do,' inquest jury told
Wednesday, November 7, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Cop: Victim 'not in jeopardy'
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Sarah Green, Toronto Sun
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Hadleys' problems aired with co-workers
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
Hadleys a tale for trash TV
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Woman's story snuffed out by husband
Sunday, November 4, 2001, Michelle Landsberg, Toronto Star
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`Kindness' of informants stoked Hadley's rage
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Hadley's sister feared the worst
Friday, November 2, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Jail time scared Hadley: Mother
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Hadley marriage a recipe for trouble
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Couple's families worried about marriage, inquest told
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Inquest told of murder threats
Wednesday, October 31, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Relatives monitored woman
Wednesday, October 31, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Friend: Woman aware of peril
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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Gillian was rejected after abuse, pal says
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star
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Hadley's other victims face many torments
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Jim Coyne, Toronto Star
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Neighbours describe fight for Gillian
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Doomed wife lost struggle: Inquest
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
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A crime of self-pity, not passion
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jim Coyle, The Toronto Star
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Officer went to wrong address
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Murder-suicide inquest hears of police error
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, The Globe and Mail
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A killer's last chilling message
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
Shot wife to save son, taped note contends
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, London Free Press
A voice from the grave
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Brian Gray, Toronto Sun
Man killed wife to "save" son: suicide note
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, The Toronto Star
Transcript of Ralph Hadley's taped will
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Toronto Star
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Hadley likely had more than murder on his mind
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Peter Small, The Toronto Star
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No simple answers to complex murder
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Christie Blatchford, National Post
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Pickering, Ont., man's suicide note says he killed wife to 'save' son
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Nancy Carr, canada.com
Suicide note says wife killed to save son
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Nancy Carr, canada.com
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Domestic homicide predictable: lawyer
Monday, October 22, 2001, canada.com
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System's best wasn't enough
Friday, October 19, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
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Inquest called into Pickering tragedy
Friday, June 30, 2000, Timothy Appleby, The Globe and Mail
Inquest called in Hadley case
Friday, June 30, 2000, Stan Josey, Toronto Star
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Case weak against Hadley: Crown
Wednesday, June 28, 2000,
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Spinning the spousal abuse story
Tuesday, June 27, 2000, Donna Laframboise, National Post
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Centre offers refuge for victims of abuse
Monday, June 26, 2000, Bob Mitchell, Toronto Star
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Murdered woman mourned
Sunday, June 25, 2000, Katherine Harding, Toronto Star
Male domestic violence too often bred in the bone
Saturday, June 24, 2000, Jim Coyle, Toronto Star
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Pre-emptive protection
Friday, June 23, 2000, Chris Pople, Letter to the Editor of The Globe and Mail
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Killer didn't want wife raising son
Friday, June 23, 2000, Mark Gollom, National Post
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Suicide note lays bare killer's intent
Friday, June 23, 2000, Renée Huang, The Globe and Mail
Husband's suicide note spelled out death plan
Friday, June 23, 2000, Stan Josey and Jim Rankin, Toronto Star
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Having faith in the system let Gillian down badly
Friday, June 23, 2000, Rebecca Eckler, National Post
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Court order did not put end to beatings before murder
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Mark Gollom and Desmond Brown, National Post
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`The judicial system let wife down'
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Hamida Ghafour, Jennifer Quinn and Stan Josey, Toronto Star
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Little has changed for victims of abuse
Thursday, June 22, 2000, Rita Daly, Toronto Star
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In final moments, Pickering mother saves infant son
Wednesday, June 21, 2000, Desmond Brown, with files from Mark Gollom, National Post
Husband defied orders by court to stay away
Wednesday, June 21, 2000, Stan Josey, Toronto Star
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For more information see the Hadley inquest section of this site.

Girl BBQed dog alive
Wednesday, November 28, 2001, Philip Lee-Shanok, Toronto Sun
This isn't a precursor to a ill and violent women in relationships?

Paper reveals mind of New Zealand baby killer
Saturday, November 24, 2001, Catherine Masters, New Zealand Herald
Three dead children, and two more attempted murders. Miscalled SIDS by the system -- because 'women don't kill children,' or so we are told.

Woman guilty in beating death
Friday, November 23, 2001, James McCarten, Canoe News
Two tries and she is still guilty. Going for number 3.

Life's never boring when you're Chigwell Defreitas
Thursday, November 22, 2001, Andrew Chung, Toronto Star
No child and the FRO....no life is broke and in jail -- and even more so.

Crackdown unveiled on domestic violence
Monday, November 19, 2001, Robert Verkaik, The Independent
Attack on men taking place in the UK. Interesting that their Crime Statistics have shown than spousal abuse is an equal-gender problem -- complete with the same sort of unsupported rationalisations we see here. They are worried about their money again.

Why so silent if the issue is so important?
Monday, November 19, 2001, John Waters, Irish Times
A response to the rhetoric of the previous article. One can see the media disclosure, and portrayal, of only one side of the story is a powerful and dangerous weapon against equality and democracy. It's not only in Canada.
Rise in family violence needs analysis
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times
A call to anti-male action based on an unusual incident -- sound familiar. This one comes with a small sop to men.

It's official: we don't need men
Monday, November 19, 2001, Betty Cody, Irish Independent
Irish psychologist indicating that the feminists missed it all...and that the family courts should wise up too.

For Some Abuse Victims, A Wash, Set -- and Counsel
Sunday, November 18, 2001, Rene Sanchez, Washington Post
Hairdressers to report now -- and destroy marriages.

I dreamt of Canada
Friday, November 16, 2001, Conrad Black, National Post
Conrad Black's speech to the Fraser Institute, Vancouver, BC

Further move on court bias claim
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, New Zealand Independent Newspapers
A coalition of NZ groups complaining about the Family Court will ask the Human Rights Commission to investigate claims of gender bias. Good luck guys, especially if you can eliminate the bias!

Haydon pays dearly for opposing 'bullying' by Revenue Canada
Wednesday, November 14, 2001, Dave Brown, The Ottawa Citizen
The crushing from the CCRA.

Mum 'too fragile' for court
Tuesday, November 13, 2001, Phil Bartsch, The Courier Mail
Australian mother who burnt her children to death in their car will not appear in court. More psychoses undoubtedly. I wonder if it would have been given any credence in a man? We must hope so.

Killer given domestic violence award
Monday, November 12, 2001, BBC News
Perptrator of domestic murder rewarded -- killing husbands is "the road to independence and self-confidence"?

Popular Women's Studies 101 Textbook: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Glenn J. Sacks
Daily Bruin
Comments on the falsehoods and junk in "Women's Studies" material. This trash is from an "institute of higher learning"? Hmmph.

Murder bid probed
Sunday, November 4, 2001, Ian Robertson, Toronto Sun
Look at that. This woman likes to try to kill this son. Poor little kid -- only Mom's stress reliever.
Woman tries to kill son: Police
Sunday, October 28, 2001, Kim Bradley, Toronto Sun
An attempted murder suicide. Of course, she chose the boy to kill, which is actually the usual choice.

'Repressed' memories
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Ethel J. Hunter, The Globe and Mail
'Repressed' memories
Tuesday, November 6, 2001, Lloyd Corney, The Globe and Mail
"Man recants repressed 'memories'"
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Kirk Makin, The Globe and Mail
A brave young man -- who was deprived of his father for too long for the wrong reasons.

Living in a World Without Women
Sunday, November 4, 2001, Barbara Crossette, New York Times
Just a little blatant bigotry to get the juices flowing.

Dads can't win!
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
"Okay, here's a quick test. If a woman is convicted of hiring someone to maim her ex-husband, does that necessarily mean she's a bad mother? And just because she has to do some pesky jail time, should that affect her custody and access? Answer: Apparently not in Ontario."

Fathers face uphill battle in our courts
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
"There may have been many who were shocked by the acquittal of Carline Vandenelsen, the Stratford woman who kidnapped her triplets, but I am not one of them. The justice system is so mother-biased, nothing surprises me any more." This article also covers another case, one of the unfortunate ones, that FACT knows about.

Doctors tell men to be the new women
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Brad Evenson, National Post
A little new information on andropause, and a lot of stupid doctors. You think that a man will get custody of the kids, and that a woman ordered to work herself to death making more money than is possible and living in rags to support them? Nope. Men will die.

Men going the way of the dodo, journal surmises
Friday, November 2, 2001, Tom Spears, National Post
Men on the road to extinction
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Jenny Hope, The Australian
Cool, but who will work and make the money to support all the welfare moms?

Break-up led to slaying
Saturday, November 3, 2001, Frances O'Shea, Daily Telegraph (Sydney)
One nasty woman -- sounds a lot like my ex.

Aussie widow puts ashes in breasts
Saturday, November 3, 2001, The Australian
Guess where the insurance money went.

Crown appeals jury's decision to free mother
Thursday, November 15, 2001, James McCarten, The Globe and Mail
Judge erred in instructions to jury: Crown
Thursday, November 15, 2001, Stratford Beacon-Herald
Case is being appealed!! Good news to all parents -- especially the recognition that children need both parents.
Some people have asked for FACT's opinion on this kidnapping. FACT strongly believes that both parents should be involved with their children before and after divorce. Certainly, a kidnapping is specifically designed to prevent one parent from being involved with their children. We totally condemn the action, and even more so when we look at the treatment of the children, and the apparent state of the mother in this case. We would have expected any man to have ended up in jail and can't help but think that this decision was based on gender-bias. We really don't understand how a jury of rational people could have come up with this conclusion -- although they are strongly influenced by the words of the judge and we know that many judges are far from unbiased. We believe that this mother should have contact with the children. Although we strongly dislike supervised access and generally denounce its widespread misuse, a parent such as Ms. Vandenelson who has a proven, and admitted, record of seizing the children AND taking them out of the "jurisdiction" should only have supervised access to the children.
A double standard?
Tuesday, October 30, 2001, Gerry Harris, The Globe and Mail
You are correct Gerry -- you would be gone, gone, gone.
Vandenelsen judgment 'sexual prejudice'
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Herman Goodden, London Free Press
We certainly suspect that this is so.
Fathers face uphill battle in our courts
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Heather Bird, Toronto Sun
"There may have been many who were shocked by the acquittal of Carline Vandenelsen, the Stratford woman who kidnapped her triplets, but I am not one of them. The justice system is so mother-biased, nothing surprises me any more."
More kids will go missing after acquittal, group fears
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
It certainly gives a great indication of how little respect the community has for family law courts.
Abduction case muddies legal waters, experts say
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Gadd, The Globe and Mail
More money for more lawyers, kids and parents to suffer.
Two parents, two versions
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
More of the strory and the history of the acrimony, and behaviours.
Abduction of triplets a 'necessity,' jury rules
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Juries say guilty or not guilty. They don't give reasons. Presumably, this was the defense argument.
Woman found not guilty of abducting her triplets
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Dianne Wood, The Toronto Star
Runaway mom walks
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
Triplet mom free
Saturday, October 27, 2001, Brodie Fenlon and Laura Czekaj, Toronto Sun
Not guilty
Friday, October 26, 2001, Laura Czekaj, Stratford Beacon-Herald
Unbelievable conclusion, but note that this was a jury case. As much as this looks like an invitation for all of us who have been shut out from our children to grab them and head for Mexico, don't count on it. It is NOT a precedent. If this was about shared parenting and having both parents actively involved in their children's lives, then why do each of these work so hard at shutting the other out. There is something different at work. This is one really screwed up family, but it appears that the jury put them to shame.
Jury begins deliberating fate of Ontario mother accused of abducting triplets
Thursday, October 25, 2001, Laura Czekaj, Stratford Beacon-Herald
"The harm inflicted far exceeded any harm that was avoided"
Mother broke law to protect triplets, jury told
Wednesday, October 24, 2001, Jane Sims, London Free Press
Yeah right. Family court judges never care about the damage of excluding a parent. I guess taking them away from the other parent in the trunk of a car is supposed to do something other than damage the child for exactly the same reasons.
Triplets agreed to run away, mother testifies
Tuesday, October 23, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Seven year olds giving consent? What a crazy woman!! At that age kids trust, and will say what you want to hear. This is parenting??
Mother hid us in trunk, boy says
Saturday, October 20, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Child tells trial how he hid in car trunk
Saturday, October 20, 2001, Dianne Wood, The Toronto Star
What a sick woman to do this to her chldren.
Woman testifies against own daughter
Friday, October 19, 2001, Francine Dubé, National Post
Dad wanted ex-wife's aat home
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Toronto Star
Triplets are home
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Edmonton Sun
Triplets, 8, return with father after search ends in Acapulco
Tuesday, January 23, 2001, Krista Foss, The Globe and Mail
Father's torture ends. It is unusual to have such a good resolution, but these kids will benefit from it.
Ontario triplets found safe in Mexico
Monday, January 22, 2001, The Globe and Mail
Children Found
Sunday, January 21, 2001, City Pulse 24
Silverman of Toronto's CityTV was instrumental in the return of the missing triplets. Great show City!!!! Silverman rules!!!!
Where are the triplets?
Monday, January 22, 2001, Marnie Ko, Report Newsmagazine
Article is just a little bit late.
Mom on most-wanted list
Saturday, January 6, 2001, Tom Godrety, Toronto Sun
Psycho kidnapper makes the list. God save these poor babies.

McLellan is listening. Really, she is
Thursday, November 1, 2001, Don Martin, National Post
Nothing really to do with divorce and the children, but a lot to do with the abilities, or lack thereof, of the federal Minister of Justice who will be presenting the new legislation to the country.

Ongoing material on the Andrea Yates case from the Hourston Chronicle can be viewed at http://www.chron.com/content/chronicle/special/01/drownings/index.html.

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