An Act to amend the Divorce Act (custody of grandchildren)

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.


Peter MacKay  Progressive Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Oct. 29, 2001
(This bill did not become law.)


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Divorce ActRoutine Proceedings

October 29th, 2001 / 3:20 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Progressive Conservative Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-406, an act to amend the Divorce Act (custody of grandchildren)

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to have an opportunity to table a private member's bill that deals with an amendment to the Divorce Act particularly pertaining to the custody of grandchildren.

The enactment would amend the Divorce Act to allow a grandparent to apply for custody of his or her grandchildren without the leave of the court. This is an important move to allow grandparents greater ability to nurture, protect and care for children in the stead of the parents. I am pleased the member for St. John has agreed to second the motion.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)