Opinions<br />“The family” is becoming outdated. The needs of Canadians are changing, and these needs can be satisfied by other, “better” ways.<br />For young and old, the family is STILL the best way of meeting needs for people.<br />
Facts<br />About 80% of Canadians live in families<br />
Why do 20% live alone?<br />What do you think?<br />Are there good reasons to live by yourself, away from any family?<br />What are the positives / negatives?<br />
More Family Law<br />1985 - Divorce Law Changed<br />“no fault” divorce was now okay<br />before, one spouse must show that the other did something wrong (cheating, abuse, <br />divorce “by choice” was now possible<br />one year of separation needed<br />
More Facts<br />Marriage rates are declining (going down)<br />Divorce rates grew until 1987, then declined slowly until now<br />Rates of common-law couples increasing<br />
Standard of Living<br />the average or “normal” amount of money a person / family spends to meet their needs<br />average Canadian family requires 70 hours of work per week to support their needs<br />
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