In Whose Best Interests?

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Both historically and currently, women have been and remain the primary caregivers of children in most families in Canada. Certainly, fathers share more of the responsibility than they did in the past, but in 52% of Canadian families, women do all of the child care and housework and…

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Women Speak Out on Custody and Access

NAWL, with the financial assistance from Status of Women Canada, undertook to assist women across the country to look at the potential impact of changes put forward by the Special Joint Committee on Custody and Access. NAWL suggested ways in which women could effectively bring their experiences and points of view to the legislators. [pdf-embedder…

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The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to the Federal Child Support Guidelines

NAWL’s Response to the Federal Child Support Guidelines provides recommendations and general comments regarding the proposed amendments to the Divorce Act. While supporting the objectives of the Child Support Guidelines, NAWL urges the government to ensure that the guidelines and their application accomplish the initial goal of increasing the amount and availability of support for…

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The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to Amendments to the Divorce Act and to the Working Draft of the Federal Child Support Guidelines

While supporting the Bill, NAWL points out some major areas for reform; most notably, some of the amounts are too low, and regular updating is essential. The Guidelines were put in place to reduce uncertainties and to help ensure that child support obligations are met. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1996/10/ISBN0895996244.pdf” title=”The Child Support Guidelines: A NAWL Response to…

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Fairness in Family Law

This study by the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law analyses 146 Manitoba cases from January 1988 through June 1992 in which child or spousal support was an issue. It shows that gender bias results in unfairness to women after divorce and therefore adds to the poverty of their children. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FairnessinFamilyLaw-compressed.pdf” title=”Fairness in…

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NAWL’s Submission to the Federal Task Force on the Taxation of Child Support Payments

Prompted by the court of appeal ruling in Thibaudeau, this task force was formed. NAWL proposes the elimination of the inclusion/deduction system and the establishment of a diminishing tax credit. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1994/08/ISBN0929049985.pdf” title=”NAWL’s Submission to the Federal Task Force on the Taxation of Child Support Payments”]…

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Response to Custody and Access: Public Discussion Paper

NAWL’s submission reviews and discusses issues related to Custody and Access of children in this country. NAWL also raises for consideration the changing face of family formations in Canada and the impact of this diversity on Custody and Access issues. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1994/01/ISBN092904990X.pdf” title=”Response to Custody and Access: Public Discussion Paper”]…

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Bill 11 and the Proposed Access Enforcement Programme

Criticizes Manitoba’s access enforcement programme and Bill 11. No rigorous analysis or sound empirical research preceded the legislation. Furthermore, the assumptions the legislation is based upon are unfounded, namely that children invariably benefit from frequent contact with both parents following marital breakdown and that access denial is a widespread problem. Argues that the problem of…

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Family Law Workshop

From a NAWL Workshop on Women and Family Law Reform held in Ottawa in October 1988 bringing together representations of Canadian and American feminist organizations concerned about family law and family policy issues including joint custody, mandatory mediation, access enforcement, father’s rights in adoption, domestic violence and child sexual abuse. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN0829049454.pdf” title=”Family Law Workshop”]…

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A Brief Submitted to the Special Committee on Child Care

To fulfil the Charter’s guarantee of equal protection and benefit of the law, the government must provide child care. Discusses cost-sharing between the provincial and federal governments and gives analysis, with recommendations for improvement regarding funding, unemployment programmes and child care centres.…

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Legislative Initiatives Necessary to the Implementation of a Fair Scheme for Division of Private Sector Pensions Upon the Termination of a Marriage or Separation in Canada

Examines valuation, enforcement and jurisdictional problems associated with division of private sector pensions, and recommends legislative initiatives necessary to the implementation of a fair scheme for their division. Volume I: Text of Paper Download Volume II, Part I: Case Authorities Download Volume II, Part II: Pension Standards Legislation Download Volume II, Part III: Matrimonial Property…

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Day Care: Discussion Paper

Explains that women will continue to be seen as “angels in the home” until men shoulder an equal share of the responsibility for raising children. Children must be seen as a collective resource rather than a woman’s burden. Examines the evolution of the day care system, and offers suggestions for improvement.…

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