N.S. father allowed to have time with six-year-old child despite views on white pride: Judge
A Nova Scotia judge has allowed a Halifax-area father unsupervised parenting time with his child, despite a mother’s objections over his “unorthodox beliefs” on white pride and other racial matters.
In her decision, Justice Carole Beaton of the provincial supreme court’s Family Division says it’s in the six-year-old’s best interest to have contact with the father.
But she says the father is not to engage in discussions in the child’s presence that would expose his controversial political, historical and world views.
Beaton says that father clarified on cross-examination that he is not a white supremacist but rather an Asian supremacist with unorthodox views on “white European pride.”
The judge found the mother’s concerns about the father’s world views and his criminal past were only raised after the breakdown of their relationship.
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She says many parents with criminal records and unconventional views enjoy time with their children, and to sever the relationship between the father and the child would confuse the six-year-old.
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