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Is it time to get the feds out of the corollary relief business? | John-Paul Boyd

Friday, March 03, 2017 @ 2:52 PM | By John-Paul Boyd

The sharing of jurisdiction over support and parenting apart between the federal government and the provincial and territorial governments is difficult enough for lawyers. It’s almost impossible for litigants without counsel, the number of whom continues to grow at an astonishing rate, and it is far from clear that it continues to be necessary or beneficial.

The original Divorce Act, tabled in 1967 by Pierre Elliott Trudeau as minister of Justice, finally exercised the jurisdiction over divorce granted to the federal government by s. 91(26) of...