Committee Passes Divorce Act Reform Bill

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Committee Passes Divorce Act Reform Bill

Legal and Constitutional Affairs – June 12, 2019:

Senators conclude their clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-78, which updates Canada’s divorce and family laws.

The committee then considers appending observations to their report on the legislation. Senator Pierre Dalphond, sponsor of the bill in the Senate, speaks on the importance of modernizing the Divorce Act and replacing the language surrounding custody and access with new language focused on the parent-child relationship.