An Act to amend the Divorce Act (child of the marriage)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Roger Gallaway  Liberal

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of April 5, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Divorce ActRoutine Proceedings

April 5th, 2001 / 10:05 a.m.
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Roger Gallaway Liberal Sarnia—Lambton, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-334, an act to amend the Divorce Act (child of the marriage).

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce this bill. The objective of the bill is to declare that a child who has reached the age of majority is not a child of the marriage within the meaning of the Divorce Act by reason of only being enrolled in a program of studies at a post-secondary school level.

Accordingly the court would not be able, except for some other reason, to make a child support order to cover all or part of the child's post-secondary expenses if the child has reached the age of majority.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)