Notice and best interests of the child considered at November 2021 Parentage Law Reform Project Committee Meeting

At the latest monthly meeting of BCLI’s committee considering reforms to part 3 of the Family Law Act the committee considered two issues concerning section 31 of the act, which sets out the framework for court orders declaring parentage. The first issue concerns notice of applications to court under the section. Section 31 Read more…

Manitoba introduces new parentage legislation

A bill has just been introduced in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba which will “replace” the province’s current parentage legislation and “establish new rules respecting the parentage of children conceived through assisted reproduction, including where a surrogate is used.” The provisions of the Manitoba bill most closely resemble those found in Saskatchewan’s parentage legislation, Read more…

Orders declaring parentage and role of best interests of the child taken up at September parentage committee meetings

BCLI’s Parentage Law Reform Project Committee held two meetings in September. Both meetings continued the committee’s focus on section 31 of the Family Law Act, which gives the court authority to make orders declaring parentage. While such orders aren’t required in British Columbia (in contrast to other provinces, which often have legislation Read more…