Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Announces Divorce Act Overhaul

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Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Announces Divorce Act Overhaul

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould holds a news conference on Parliament Hill to discuss proposed changes to the Divorce Act. She is joined by Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos. The legislation marks the first substantial update to federal family laws in 20 years.

Bill C-78 aims to ensure a child’s best interest is the top priority in family law decisions. It proposes changes to the wording used to describe parenting arrangements by adopting more neutral terminology. It also aims to address family violence and to reduce child poverty by enforcing child support. (May 22, 2018) (no interpretation)