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Family Business: The Life and Work of Senator Anne Cools (SCENE)

Canadian families are fortunate to have Anne Cools looking out for them.

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Her advocacy - grounded in scholarship, compassion and the notion that families are "the formative units of society" - constitutes a persuasive argument for why changes should be made to the federal divorce act.

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"Observations about life and human suffering caused me to understand the importance of children in their parents' lives, and the terrible loss that any parent suffers when they lose their children either to divorce or to death," Cools said when she spoke to SCENE recently about her life and work.