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Judge Takes Judicial Notice Of Ontario Housing Crisis

By | - January 27, 2023

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In this family court case, the mother requested an order permitting her to relocate with her 4-year-old child to Orangeville where the cost of housing was lower.

As is required, she provided notice of her proposed relocation pursuant to the Children’s Law Reform Act. The father filed an objection to the proposed relocation.

Prior to separation, the parents had lived together in Brampton, but after the separation, the father moved to Etobicoke and the mother rented an apartment in Brampton, that she was struggling to afford.

The father argued that the move would have a significant impact on his relationship with the child, that permitting a move would alter the parenting time arrangement in place and was not fair to the child.

In Orangeville, her cost of home ownership was less than her rental costs in Brampton, which had been consuming 50% of her net income.

Notably, the judge took judicial notice that the housing issue “is reaching crisis proportions for families across the greater GTA, and I hear of this issue being a burden in my Court with most modest income earners…”

The judge granted an order permitting the mother to move with the child to Orangeville.

CASE LINK: https://lnkd.in/gei4SbHk

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