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e-2664 (Justice)

Initiated by Robert Armstrong from St. Albert, Alberta

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the Government of Canada

  • The Federal Child Support Guidelines have not been significantly modified since their adoption in 1997;
  • The guidelines do not reflect the necessary and true costs of raising a child using data from Canadian families and instead use an arbitrary formula and ratio;
  • The guidelines do not consider the child rearing costs for both parents when one parent has less access;
  • The guidelines do not consider the many government programs and benefits in the development of the tables;
  • The guidelines do not consider parents with children from two or more divorces; and
  • The guidelines include costs such as daycare and extra curricular activities even though these costs are doubly accounted for as Section 7 expenses.
We, the undersigned, Canadian parents, call upon the Government of Canada to form a committee to update the Federal Child Support Guidelines based on the true costs of raising children in Canada.
The committee must examine data from Canadian families, engage economists to interpret the data, and make recommendations to update the Federal Child Support Guidelines accordingly.
Open for signature
June 18, 2020, at 4:28 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
October 16, 2020, at 4:28 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Michael Cooper
St. Albert—Edmonton
Conservative Caucus
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