31 May 2011

Introduction of Family Law Reform Bill to be Delayed

Attorney General Barry Penner made a statement yesterday that a bill proposing new family law legislation will not be introduced in this legislative session. The fall legislative session, the next opportunity to introduce the bill, will commence sometime in September or October.

The bill, if and when it is tabled in the provincial legislature, will be based on the white paper (PDF) released last summer, although the government has not indicated the extent to which the draft legislation will resemble the Family Law Act described in its discussion paper. For more information click on the "White Paper" label below.