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June 22nd, 2012, 05:51 PM
KrazE's Avatar ShutTheFrontDoor
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June 22nd, 2012, 06:26 PM
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The Royal Ottawa Hospital’s family court assessment argued his obesity was the key factor. That it “impacts significantly on most aspects of his life” and found that he lacked the mobility and stamina required to keep up with young, active kids.

With this kind of thinking, then no disabled people should be able to have custody of their children? What about people in wheelchairs? Those missing limbs? Those that need assistance walking?

I will comment on the rest later. Battery about to die.
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June 23rd, 2012, 04:45 AM
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I don't think his weight should be used against him but its not the only reason.
Too fat to father?: Ottawa man claims discrimination | CTV Ottawa | CTV News
He also says he's been accused of being too aggressive, something he says is

The father also admits he used to be a chronic marijuana smoker, but says he
has not touched the substance in months and is now completely drug free.
Found this one
Obese dad in Ottawa 'losing custody battle for two sons because he's too fat' | Mail Online

I think there's a lot more to the story and while I don't think the weight or possibly the marjuana smoking should be reasons to lose his child, it would be interesting to know more about his "angry outbursts."
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