Emma Ferguson

The McDonalds really had a farm… and on it was no exploitation

On September 28, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada denied leave to appeal in McDonald v McDonald, 2017 BCCA 255, in which the B.C. Court of Appeal held that the unpaid labour of children in a family setting does not …

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Modernizing the Divorce Act: Major changes announced

Notable changes are expected to be coming to the federal Divorce Act in the form of Bill C-78, which was introduced in the House of Commons on May 22, 2018. Bill C-78 marks the first substantial reform to the Divorce

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Advancement Demoted: Are we saying goodbye to the presumption of advancement in family property division?

The most recent chapter in the debate regarding the continued operation of the presumption of advancement in the context of property division attempts to put the presumption to rest, once and for all. Despite appellate authority to the contrary in …

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