see note 1
Fundamental changes to child support laws in Canada occurred on 1 May 1997, when the Federal Child Support Guidelines2were implemented. These Guidelines, as amended, regulate the jurisdiction of the courts to order child support in divorce proceedings or in subsequent variation proceedings.
 See generally, Julien D Payne,"Child Support Guidelines - Some Landmark Cases" (2014), 42 Adv Q 309.
 SOR/197-175 (Divorce Act).