12 February 2013

Provincial Legislature Resumes Sitting

The Legislative Assembly resumed sitting today, commencing the 5th Session of the 39th Parliament and concluding a recess that began on 31 May 2012, nine months ago. Given the proximity of a provincial election — fixed for Tuesday 14 May 2013 — the Legislature is expected to only sit for four or five weeks.

Don't hold your breath for any amendments to the Family Law Act. Although rumour has it that the Ministry of Justice is compiling a list of potential changes, nothing is likely to be tabled in a pre-election session that will be dominated by other priorities. The soonest any amendments will be introduced will be the fall legislative session beginning in October 2013.