Entitlement is a threshold question: Bracklow v. Bracklow, 1999 CanLII 715 (SCC),  1 S.C.R. 420 (S.C.C.), at para. 49. It can be compensatory, non-compensatory or some combination thereof. Compensatory claims are based either on the recipient’s economic loss or disadvantage as a result of the roles adopted during the marriage or on the recipient’s conferral of an economic benefit on the payor without adequate compensation.
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