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May 23, 2005 permalink

The Great Canadian Cricket Caper

Stunts by Fathers-4-Justice are becoming too numerous to mention. In a reference to Pinocchio's conscience, F4J has placed 6800 crickets in 37 location across Canada. The Ontario locations are courthouses in Newmarket, Milton, Oshawa, Whitby and Toronto (Jarvis St and University Ave), as well as the offices of MPs Colleen Beaumier (Brampton West), Colin Carrie (Oshawa), Bill Graham (Toronto Centre-Rosedale), Mark Holland (Pickering/Ajax), Jack Layton (Toronto), John McKay (Scarborough East), Bev Oda (Clarington), Carolyn Parrish (Mississauga Centre), Judy Sgro (York West), Belinda Stronach (Newmarket/Aurora), Paul Szabo (Mississauga) and Joe Volpe (Eglinton/Lawrence).

In British Columbia Spiderman climbed the Pattullo Bridge and the Incredible Hulk climbed the Alex Fraser Bridge. In Montreal today Robin climbed the Jacques Cartier bridge, for a while stopping all traffic.

Following is a Toronto area news story about one of the incidents.



Crickets dumped in Newmarket court

May 19, 2005

Protesting unfair treatment of fathers in divorce cases, the group Fathers-4-Justice Canada said they dumped 200 live crickets on the family court floor of the Newmarket courthouse Monday.

The act may have gone unnoticed at first, but will be evident in the coming weeks and months when the crickets begin chirping, spokesperson Steve Osborne said.

"It's the gift that keeps on giving," he said.

The Great Canadian Cricket Caper hit a number of other courthouses across the country in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of fathers in family court.

"We want equality in family law," Mr. Osborne said. "Fathers should be given equal time with their kids. All parents should be equal."

Source: Yorkregion website