In the context of family matters, and in particular a contempt application stemming from a parenting order, the parties are required to do everything in their power to ensure that the order’s parenting provisions are given effect. Where one parent has deliberately prevented the other parent from exercising parenting time as stipulated in a court order, the consequence for that party may be a citation for contempt. That was the situation in Frith v. Frith, 2008 BCCA 2, where Huddart J.A. wrote:
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