Thomas Dart, Partner.

Around the world, in so many countries, we are witnessing the conflict which is created by the political party system.  We pride ourselves on our democracy. Yet, many of us feel it is not working. No party seems to be able to fix the many problems currently facing us. Poverty, climate

Thomas Dart, Partner, Family Law

The Action Committee on Access to Justice in Civil and Family Matters has published its report on Family Justice.  This committee was convened at the invitation of the Chief Justice of Canada, the Honorable Beverly McLachlan and is chaired by Supreme Court Justice Thomas Cromwell.  It addresses the concern

I know better, I really do.

My children are both four years old and they are both signed up for gymnastics every Sunday morning.  They love participating and I love watching them.  What I don’t love is trying to get them ready and out the door on time.  You’ve heard the expression, “It’s like herding

A recent Court of Appeal decision has caused considerable concern in relation to the certainty of the statutory provisions being applied to determine net family property equalization between legal married spouses.

Sections 4 and 5 of the Family Law Act have, to date, been viewed as all encompassing statutory direction in the division of net

This week, let me digress a bit from the family law field, although I think this topic is directly related to the issues we mediators face on a daily basis. If any of you have watched the Rick Mercer report on CBC television, you are undoubtedly a fan of his “weekly rant” in which he

30 years ago, on a blustery spring day in Ottawa, then Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Queen Elizabeth executed a document proclaiming the patriation of the Constitution and the adoption of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The patriation of the Constitution, as Trudeau said in his remarks that day, marked the arrival