Developing Spousal Support Guidelines in Canada: Beginning the Discussion

December, 2002

Paper prepared for the Department of Justice Canada
by Professor Carol Rogerson*
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

For additional information about the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Project, visit the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Web Site.

The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Justice Canada.

(*Professor D. A. Rollie Thompson of Dalhousie Law School has provided significant feedback and advice in the drafting of this paper, and the paper draws significantly on two of his previous works: "Everything is Broken: No More Spousal Support Principles?" unpublished paper prepared for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia Family Law Conference, July 12-13, 2001 and "And 'Average Justice' for All: Status and Stereotype in Support Law" unpublished paper prepared for the Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario Bar Association — Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Programme, "Child and Spousal Support Revisited" Toronto, May 2-3, 2002.)