BC Freedom of Information (FOI)

The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIPPA) enables the public to request and obtain copies of records held by B.C. government ministries or the Office of the Premier, when those records are not routinely available.
Start with an informal request. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone and call the ministry that you believe holds the records you want.
If you are unable to get copies of records through the informal route, you can make a formal request through FOIPPA. That request must be in writing. Once you have decided on the records you need, try to limit your request to those records. Consider carefully how to clearly and concisely describe in writing the records you are seeking.
To get started now, select an option below:
Submit a Personal FOI Request

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Learn more about the FOI Process

If you have questions about the Freedom of Information (FOI) process for B.C. government ministries or the Office of the Premier, contact Information Access Operations (see Useful Contacts in the right-hand side box). If you have questions about submitting an FOI request to a specific ministry, which the ministry was unable to answer, you may wish to contact the Manager, Information Access who provides FOI services for that ministry.
If you will be requesting copies of general records held by a B.C. government ministry or the Office of the Premier, please select the Submit a General FOI Request option above.
If you will be requesting copies of records held by a B.C. government ministry or the Office of the Premier and containing personal information about yourself, a child or a person you represent, please select the Submit a Personal FOI Request option above.

More at http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/about-the-bc-government/open-government/open-information/freedom-of-information 

Single Parents Represent

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About
We are a group of single parents in BC dedicated to the cause of ensuring 50/50 (or equal rights) parenting for the benefit of children.

Description

We are attempting to lobby the BC Government to review the Family Law Act of 2013. The Federal Government has taken a big step in ensuring 50/50 parenting is the default. However, at the provincial level this has not taken effect yet. The judicial system needs to be modernized to reflect a new generation of families where single mothers and fathers play equal roles in their children’s lives.
If you feel like we do and want to help, we could use your help for sure. Everyone can contribute. You can help us by contacting your local BC Liberal MLA and setting up a meeting as a constituent. We will join you and help to share our cause.

The ‘Dad’ Documentary – Feature

In Australia, 1 in 6 children don’t live with their biological Dad and in the UK and USA it’s 1 in 3…
Everyday, 261 Divorce cases are lodged in our Australian Federal Circuit Court and it’s estimated that at least 3 dads take their lives due to family related issues. The rate of suicide and depression with both dads and children are at there highest level ever.

Since the first screening of this film back in November 2014, Karen and her team have presented the film in Parliament, Canberra after being personally invited by two politicians to open discussions into reforming the Australian Family Court system.
Karen also spoke at the Men’s Family Law/Violence Conference Victoria. More recently at Senator John Madigan’s campaign dinner and a Family Court rally event of over 200 people in Fitzroy Town Hall.

If you would like to tell your story contact me through my website – virtual-reality-media.com/

“I couldn’t believe this worldwide problem was buried so deep, one which affects people, young and old and is detrimental to our future, the cornerstone of society – family” – Karen Hodgkins – Producer
“Extraordinary Work Karen.” “Being a Dad is my greatest role.” – Marty Sacks- Australian Actor
“Karen Hodgkins in one word – Genius.” “Being a Dad is something I’ve always wanted and I look forward in anticipation to the biggest challenge of my life.” – James Rees – ABC “Giggle and Hoot”
“Hodgkins’ interviewing is remarkable. Dads and family law professionals alike talk surprisingly honestly and passionately about why dads are not getting justice through the law.” – Dr Angela O’Brien – Family Court Barrister

Shawn Lalonde protests the state of family law

Shawn Lalonde protests the state of family law at the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. He has not see his children in 2.5 years, due to gender bias and his low income status, he says. He has court date later this month to decide Guardianship and Parenting time. For now he plans to continue his protests every day court is in session until December 14, 2015. Photo: Sidi Raru

Shawn Lalonde protests the state of family law at the Port Coquitlam courthouse on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. He has not see his children in 2.5 years, due to gender bias and his low income status, he says. He has court date later this month to decide Guardianship and Parenting time. For now he plans to continue his protests every day court is in session until December 14, 2015. Photo: Sidi Raru