Family

Daphne Dumont to receive CBA’s Cecilia I. Johnstone award

Daphne Dumont to receive CBA’s Cecilia I. Johnstone award

Award recognises women who have achieved professional excellence and inspired others to do the same

Quebec gears up for family law reform

Quebec gears up for family law reform

New Quebec Justice Minister Sonia LeBel is carrying through on an election promise to modernize family law in la belle province. In March, LeBel announced a series of 11 public consultations across Quebec on the issue of family law reform.

Manitoba working on family law reforms

Manitoba working on family law reforms

New legislation from the NDP government will soon steer the heartbroken away from our adversarial court systems as they try to sort out such thorny issues as separation, divorce, property division, child support and custody arrangements.

Advocacy group challenges constitutionality of B.C. family law legal aid regime

Advocacy group challenges constitutionality of B.C. family law legal aid regime

A British Columbia-based women’s advocacy group says the provincial government and the Legal Services Society — the legal aid provider in the province — are failing to provide adequate legal aid for family law cases involving domestic violence, especially where women and children are involved.

Protecting the most vulnerable

Protecting the most vulnerable

A look at child protection across the country shows a system that is struggling to better protect children and youth.

Predatory marriages

Predatory marriages

Although the phenomenon is more often associated with financial exploitation of an elderly person, often by a caregiver, family friend or neighbour, vulnerable people of all ages are at risk.