Country Canada
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

In May 2018, the federal government proposed changes to strengthen the Canadian family justice system. The proposed amendments to the Divorce Act and the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act address family violence. For example, under the proposed changes, courts would be required to consider the effect of family violence and any related criminal, child protection, or civil protection proceedings when determining parenting arrangements in proceedings under the Divorce Act. 

Source of Information

Canada's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.66

For more information: Legislative Background: An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act (Bill C-78 in the 42nd Parliament)