What is the test for imputing income for an employee who has not earned any income since 2001?

Ontario, Canada

The following excerpt is from Decker v. Fedorsen, 2010 ONCJ 618 (CanLII):

[24] The respondent claims that income should be imputed to the applicant, who has not earned any income since 2001. There is merit to the respondent’s argument. The principles of imputation apply equally to the applicant if she is intentionally under-employed, unless it is by virtue of her reasonable educational needs, the needs of the child or reasonable health needs. See Drygala v. Pauli, supra. The court had sufficient evidence to conclude, even on a temporary basis, that the applicant is intentionally under-employed without reasonable excuse and that income should be imputed to her.

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