Divorce Law in Canada Summation of proposal (2.5 pages) Tentative Thesis: The thesis of this paper is that Canadian divorce law has largely changed because of shifting attitudes towards gender – and because Canadian society has changed its attitude towards marriage in general. The paper flowing from this proposal looks at the evolution of divorce law in Canada. The paper explores the changing nature of divorce law in Canada from 1867 to the present day. The paper will examine the major developments that have occurred over time as well as the social, economic and political context. With regards to the social context, the feminist movement will be examined specifically (women’s liberation and how it has shaped the evolution of divorce law...The end:
.....captures how Canadian divorce law was really an extension of English law. Ultimately, this source deals with the patriation of Canadian divorce law by Canadians – a matter that was becoming increasingly important by the late 1920s. Ko, Marnie. (2001, March 5). No-fault attempted murder. Report/Newsmagazine (Alberta Edition), 28(5): 29-31. This article shows how a woman who attempted to kill her estranged husband applied for alimony, nonetheless; the laws in Canada did not (as of 2001) take into account the misconduct the spouse when filing a claim for alimony. The implication is that, because women are often the ones suing for alimony, there is too much lenience towards the filer vis-à-vis the relationship between prior conduct and alimony.