Today Statistics Canada released new 2011 Census family-related data. While some hail “increasing family diversity,” the declining trend lines for marriage in face of increasing common-law and lone-parent families are nothing to celebrate.
Between 2006 and 2011, the number of common-law couples rose 13.9%, which, Statistics Canada reports, is more than four times the increase for married couples. Likewise, lone-parent families increased 8%.
Lone-parent and common-law couples are less stable than married couples. Research indicates that children raised in common-law families are five times more likely to experience a parental split than children of married parents. Children raised in lone-parent families are more likely to live in poverty, as measured by the Low Income Cut-Off in Canada….(Source)
Our country does not care about its children. It cares about parents, first. That’s why we have easy divorce.