Bill 48 2013
An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child and the child’s grandparents
Note: This Act amends the Children’s Law Reform Act. For the legislative history of the Act, see the Table of Consolidated Public Statutes – Detailed Legislative History at www.e-Laws.gov.on.ca.
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:
1. Subsection 21 (1) of the Children’s Law Reform Act is amended by adding “including a grandparent” after “any other person”.
2. Subclause 24 (2) (a) (i) of the Act is amended by adding “including a parent or grandparent” after “each person”.
3. This Act comes into force on a day to be named by proclamation of the Lieutenant Governor.
4. The short title of this Act is the Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), 2013.
The Bill amends the Children’s Law Reform Act.
Currently, subsection 21 (1) of the Act provides that a parent of a child or any other person may apply to a court for certain orders respecting custody of or access to the child. An amendment to that subsection specifies that a grandparent may apply for such an order.
Currently, subclause 24 (2) (a) (i) of the Act provides that where a court makes a determination relating to certain applications in respect of custody of or access to a child, the court shall consider, among other things, the love, affection and emotional ties between the child and each person entitled to or claiming custody of or access to the child. An amendment to that subclause specifies that this includes a parent or grandparent.