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:
On September 30, 2016, Health Canada announced they would be making changes to the regulations governing surrogacy under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act. They will controversially be proposing to regulate reimbursable expenses for parties involved in surrogacy arrangements.