Bill 34, Children's Law Reform Amendment Act (Relationship with Grandparents), 2016

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Current Status: Royal Assent received Chapter Number: S.O. 2016 C.28

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Bill 34                                                          2016

An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act with respect to the relationship between a child and the child’s grandparents

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 the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   4.  The short title of this Act is the Children’s Law Reform Amendment Act (Recognizing Relationships with Grandparents), 2016.



This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 34 and does not form part of the law.  Bill 34 has been enacted as Chapter 28 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2016.

The Bill amends the Children’s Law Reform Act.

Subsection 21 (1) of the Act, which sets out who may apply to a court for a child custody or access order, is amended to make express reference to grandparents.

Subclause 24 (2) (a) (i) of the Act is amended to expressly provide that, in determining a custody or access application, the court must consider the relationship between the child and each parent and grandparent.

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