Family disputes in Canada

By CBA/ABC National Summer 2018

Family disputes in Canada


Last May, Justice Minister Jody Raybould-Wilson introduced legislation that would overhaul Canada's divorce laws. The main thrust of the amendments is to place the best interest of the child at the forefront of resolving disputes, and emphasize parenting responsibilities after separation in less adversarial terms than the existing legislation does. New measures also aim to make the justice system more accessible by encouraging spouses to rely more on family-dispute resolution services instead of the courts. Here is a look at data collected by Statistics Canada’s Civil Court Survey (CCS), for 2016-2017, on cases at both the superior and provincial and territorial court levels. The figures are broken down into the type of family issue addressed in those cases.

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