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The Best Interests Of The Child — Peace More Important Than Being Right

by Arnold W. Zeman
June 2009

From Arnold W. Zeman's blog

Arnold W.  Zeman

Justice Harvey Brownstone serves on the North Toronto Family Court and is the author of Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court.  Below is a 16 minute video clip of an interview of him on TV Ontario’s The Agenda – With Steve Paikin.


After over 33 years in the public service of Canada, the last 20 of which as an executive, I retired from government in 2006 to pursue my passion to help people resolve their differences non-adversarially.

I have been trained by the best in the field in both the public and private sectors in North America:

  • Canadian Department of Justice advanced training in dispute resolution in the workplace;
  • Carleton University Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution;
  • Hofstra University Law School and the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation training in transformative mediation
  • Carleton University’s Centre for Conflict Education and Research training in elder care mediation, and
  • Ontario Association for Family Mediation approved training in domestic violence issues in mediation and arbitration
In addition, to Carleton’s Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution, I hold an M.A. in sociology from the University of Toronto.

I am fluent in English, French and German.

Il me ferait plaisir de vous appuyer en médiation en français !

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