Federal, such as, The Divorce Act and Child Support Guidelines
Provincial interpretations of Federal Law
Provincial laws and Statutes.
What Family Law says – what the courts order
Family Law Reformes – A history of inaction
1991 – Discussion Paper on Child Support
1997 – Introduction of the Child Support Guidelines
– Formation Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access
– Committee Report “ For the Sake of the Children” was submitted to Parliament with 38 Recommendation.
– Government Response to Join Committee Report (45 Recommendations)
2001 – Consultations with Provinces and Territories
2002 – Report – Putting the Children First (40 Recommendations)
2006 – Bottom line: Over a period of 15 years, nothing has been done to address any of the major issues including Child Custody and Access.