moved for leave to introduce Bill C-294, an act to amend the Divorce Act (custody of grandchildren).
Mr. Speaker, this amendment to the Divorce Act would allow grandparents to apply for custody of their grandchildren without leave of the court. Clearly, it would still have to be granted by the court in the final analysis, but would do away with any blocks to do it. It would give automatic standing should the grandparents choose to seek it.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)