Bill C-78, A Chapter in Canada’s Evolving Divorce Laws

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The introduction of Bill C-78 represents, potentially, the first serious amendments to the Divorce Act in decades. This paper provides a brief historical overview of the evolution of divorce laws in Canada and emerging trends. It then discusses how key proposals in Bill C-78 respond to current societal trends within the family law context.

This paper is part of a collection presented at LESA’s 8th Annual Law & Practice program in Calgary on October 5, 2018.

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