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Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

Elvira Truglia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Elvira Truglia

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?

Change My Mind: Should There Be an Age Limit For Fertility Treatments?

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 06.03.2013 | Canada Living
Marni Soupcoff

How old is too old to be a new mother? In the latest installment of our "Change My Mind" series, HuffPost asked two experts in the field of the bioethics of fertility to debate the statement: It's time to drop upper age limits on fertility treatments. Arguing for the "agree" side is Sara Cohen, a fertility law lawyer based in Toronto. Her practice focuses on legal issues surrounding fertility treatments including IVF, egg donation and embryo donation. Arguing for the "disagree" side is Francoise Baylis, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics and Philosophy at Dalhousie University. What do you think?

Not a Biological Parent? How to Tell Your Child

Erica Berman | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

As an infertility counsellor, I see a lot of clients who are using third-party family building strategies. This includes using sperm or egg donation and/or a gestational carrier. One of the many concerns these individuals have about family building using these methods is what they will tell their child.

Gay Or Straight, Good Parenting Is All That Matters

Erica Berman | Posted 08.22.2012 | Canada Living
Erica Berman

Did you know that gay men cannot be sperm donors in Canada? Absurd! And some in Canada still don't think same sex couples should parent. In my counseling practice I have seen both same sex and heterosexual couples for fertility and couples counseling and I can tell you this: the type of union has no bearing on the quality of the relationship nor on people's parenting skills.

Europe's Fertility Bans Pushing Parents Elsewhere For Options

CP | Maria Cheng, The Associated Press | Posted 06.13.2012 | Canada Living

LONDON - More than three decades after Britain produced the world's first test-tube baby, Europe is a patchwork of restrictions for people who need he...

Government's Gay-Marriage Gaffe

Gavin Charles | Posted 03.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Gavin Charles

Canada has already recognized the legitimacy of same-sex marriage, in both the courtroom and the legislature. It's downright silly for Canada to refuse to divorce a couple it agreed to marry on the grounds that the marriage never really happened.