February 15, 2005 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Roger Gallaway


Hon. Roger Gallaway (Sarnia—Lambton, Lib.)

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, an act to amend the Divorce Act, child of the marriage.
The bill is about the legal obligation imposed by the Divorce Act on divorced parents to pay child support for their children who are older than the age of majority and who are in fact adults at law. The bill would address that category of persons now inappropriately styled as adult children. The term “adult children” is an impossible legal concept that is only possible in family law and creates adults with rights greater than other adults.
I am certain many members of the House would want to adjust those rights.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Divorce Act
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