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OCTOBER MEETING

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on August 25, 2014 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

THIS MONTHS MEETING

16 Oct 2014

2PM TO 4PM

SOBEY'S COMMUNITY ROOM

ROBIE ST.TRURO

ALL WELCOME

 

APRIL MEETING

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on April 9, 2014 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

THIS MONTHS MEETING
17TH APRIL 2014
2PM TO 4PM
SOBEY'S COMMUNITY ROOM

ROBIE ST.TRURO

ALL WELCOME


NEXT MEETING

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on December 8, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

NEXT MEETING FOR OUR GROUP

2014 MARCH

HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY NEW YEAR



PROTEST 2013,OCT.05

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on October 7, 2013 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Group looking for more rights for grandparents

Amanda JessPublished on October 06, 2013

A group advocating grandparents’ rights is hoping the election brings a change in government.

Carolina Leone, left, has been a member of the Grandparents’ Rights Association for three years. She came from Tatamagouche to protest the NDP in New Glasgow on Oct. 5 with fellow members and president Pauline Glenn, right. 

Pauline Glenn and other members of the Grandparents’ Rights Association protested outside Justice Minister Ross Landry’s constituency office on Oct. 5 because they say the New Democratic Party doesn’t “see their side.”

“Grandparents don’t realize how quickly they can lose their rights,” Glenn says.

She has been president of the Nova Scotia association since it started 13 years ago.

The Wallace resident says they’re simply looking for a grandparent’s value to be recognized by law, allowing them access to their grandchildren in divorce and custody battles.

They’re not looking for custody, unless the child has nowhere else to go.

Landry says he does support grandparents’ rights and that’s why he brought forth legislation amending the Maintenance and Custody Act in 2012.

The amendments allowed grandparents to seek leave of the court, meaning they could request an application for custody or access to a child.

“I firmly believe in grandparents’ rights. I’m a grandfather myself,” Landry said in a phone interview in response to the protest.

He says the court firstly considers the child’s best interests as well as the custodial parent’s.

Glenn said she knows grandparents that have gone through this process and were left with nothing but legal bills.

She wants a law that grants rights to grandparents for contact and visitation that doesn’t require seeking leave of the court.

She knows some grandparents shouldn’t have access to their grandchildren and suggests the courts could screen them before allowing contact.

Grandparents have a lot to offer and teach, she says. They can hand down their life experience, provide a sense of security and instill confidence in children.

“We’re hoping they’ll forget about the politics and think of the children,” Glenn says about all of the parties.

On Sept. 28, Progressive Conservative Party leader Jamie Baillie announced plans to pass legislation that requires all access and custody orders to consider the grandparents.

It prevents the person with custody from blocking a grandparents’ access to the child without due cause.

They’ve tried to pass this bill in the past without success.

 

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On Twitter: @NGNewsAmanda

 

Organizations: Rights Association, New De


Protest

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on September 30, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)
Hi All,
     We are planning another protest for 5th Oct,2013.We meet at the New Glasgow [email protected] come out an support us.This will be our last on before the Election.Looking forward to seeing you all.Thank You
Sent our on behalf of Pauline Glenn...President


PROTEST IN MAY

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on April 28, 2013 at 2:40 AM Comments comments (0)
WE WILL BE HAVING A PROTEST

ON 13th June 2013
MEET AT SOBEY'S TRURO,N.S.
9PM AND LEAVING TRURO,AT 9:30
WE HAVE OUR SIGN'S
ALL WELCOME


HAPPY HOLIDAY TO ALL

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on December 22, 2012 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (0)

:)


Protest Nov 6th 2012

Posted by Mrs.Carolina Leone on November 13, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

;)

Started in Fall River,on to Stewiack,Enfield

We Picketed six NDP"s Offices Total

It was a wonderful day,with Pauline,Faye,John, Madeline,Linda,Carroll and I

we"re hoping we made a differance with the response we got!!!!

This is the last one until spring....ENJOY WINTER .....


Protest Nov 6

Posted by Pauline Glenn on October 28, 2012 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Our next protest will be November 6. We will be meeting at Sobey's on Robie street in Truro at 9am. We plan to go to Stewiacke, Fall River and perhaps other locations. Please dress warmly and bring a snack and hot drinks. Posted on behalf of Pauline Glenn.


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