The Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section, Health Law Section and Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Community Form has now responded to Health Canada’s initiative to develop regulations covering the reimbursement of expenditures to surrogates. The CBA has reiterated their 2007 submissions that “the prohibition against compensating gamete donors and surrogates is likely to have an ongoing negative impact on the availability of assisted reproductive technologies for Canadian women and men who choose to use fertility services,” and goes on to note that this will have a disparate impact on the LGBTQ community.
To read the full submissions by the CBA to Health Canada, go to:
The recent issues surrounding QuadrigaCX and the death of the company’s CEO, Gerald Cotten, is an important reminder that you should ensure your digital assets are included as part of your estate planning.
I’m sure I was not the only one who spent a few minutes this weekend listening to the radio documentary “The Mamas and the Papas: How two Ottawa couples became co-parents ” on the CBC’s The Sunday Edition or reading the accompanying article online.
The Supreme Court of Canada has declared that a Mandatory Victim Surcharge is unconstitutional in that it imposes cruel and unusual punishment on poor defendants, contrary to the protections provided by the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
When purchasing a new home, it is important to note that some lots have restrictive covenants that apply to them. Restrictive covenants are rules that govern the use of the lot and other lots in the subdivision.