The Commentaries give us a perspective of the expectations of medieval English society and its laws with respect to child rearing and the transmission of community values. Canada has inherited the common laws' values as articulated by Blackstone and has attempted to integrate them into its very different society.
Heterogeneous and pluralistic, Canada's society contains numerous cultural groups, each of which maintain distinct and independent traditions as well as the various national and religious institutions required to support these traditions.
Zemans, Frederick H., "Cultural Diversity in Custody Disputes" (1980). All Papers. 326.