A legal timeline of 2SLGBTQ+ Rights in Canada

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August 24, 2020
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In August, Nelligan Law and the City of Ottawa are celebrating Capital Pride. 2SLGBTQ+ rights have come a long way in Canada. Our Family Law group has created a timeline that revisits key legal decisions and events that have contributed towards progression 2SLGBTQ + rights in our country. While progress has been made, it is… Read more »

Assisted Human Reproduction Act: Recent updates on reimbursement to donors and surrogates

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February 27, 2020
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On June 9, 2019, the federal government tabled regulations pursuant to the Assisted Human Reproduction Act detailing what will be considered an appropriate reimbursement to donors of reproductive material and to individuals acting as surrogates. Nelligan Law gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Kris Ade, Student-at-law, in writing this blog post. The regulations, which will come… Read more »

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Vriend v Alberta

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March 29, 2018
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April 2, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Vriend v Alberta, the landmark equality rights case that is among the most important civil rights moments in Canadian history. Delwin Vriend fought an uphill battle on his journey to the Supreme Court of Canada to challenge discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

LGBTQ Parental Equality Legislation in Ontario: Coming Soon?

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June 9, 2016
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On May 31, 2016, Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne announced that the Ontario government will be tabling new parental recognition legislation in September 2016, rather than pushing though the existing Bill 137, commonly referred to as Cy and Ruby’s Act. Cy and Ruby’s Act was tabled in the Ontario Legislature in October 2015, with the primary purpose being to make birth registration services accessible to LGBTQ families and removing the legal barriers to same.