Statistics Canada reports that the number of divorces in Canada soared to 86, 985 in 1987, up 100 percent from the 78, 160 in the previous year.  The Ontario figure of 34, 233 was actually up 19.5 percent.  Alberta was the only province in which the number fell.  Easier access under the 1985 Divorce Act – whose provisions were not in place until June 1986 – is regarded as responsible for the increase.