Does a change in circumstances constitute a material change in the child’s circumstances to warrant removal from the only home he had ever known?

Saskatchewan, Canada


The following excerpt is from G.K. v. T.A.K., 2004 SKQB 467 (CanLII):

Then again in Wilson v. Grassick (1994), 1994 CanLII 4709 (SK CA), 120 Sask. R. 1; 68 W.A.C. 1 (C.A.) this court found the trial judge had acted on a wrong principle in deciding that the mother’s changed circumstances constituted a material change in the child’s circumstances so as [to] warrant the child’s removal from the only home he had ever known and from the father who had had custody of him for some five years since trial.

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