Justice Bastarache wrote in the Supreme Court of Canada decision in M. v. H. (1999)
It would be consistent with Charter values of equality and inclusion to treat all members in a family relationship equally and all types of family relationships equally.
For me the social ideal of equality within and between families resonates with a 1994 vision statement “All people, including youth, determine for themselves their personal relationships. This is based upon the ability to move in and out of relations. This requires the recognition of both formal and substantial rights, both in law and in government policy.” http://chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/eqf03.htm
And so for day 536