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

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session, which ended in May 2004.

This bill was previously introduced in the 37th Parliament, 2nd Session.


Peter MacKay  Progressive Conservative

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


Not active, as of Nov. 4, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)


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Divorce ActRoutine Proceedings

November 4th, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.
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Progressive Conservative

Peter MacKay Progressive Conservative Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, NS

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)