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Bill C-78 amendments to the Divorce Act: ‘Rearranging the deck chairs’

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 1:41 PM | By Robert Harvie

The unveiling of Bill C-78 received almost uniform praise from the media and legal profession as the “first major amendment of the Divorce Act in 20 years.”

My own opinion is less effusive. Perhaps it’s the cynicism of a lawyer who has been working in family law for 32 years. Having sat as a bencher with the Law Society of Alberta, and in fact, chaired their Access to Justice Committee for two years, I have seen much promise and very little delivery in improving access to...