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Assisted Reproduction – Declarations of Parentage and Non-Parentage

In Family Law Act (Re), Justice Fitzpatrick of the Supreme Court of British Columbia granted a same sex couple’s application for a declaration of parentage following the birth of their child.  The child’s birth was made possible by the contribution of eggs from a female donor and the participation of a surrogate mother.  In addition to …

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Passport Applications for Children – What’s Different Post-Divorce?

Whether it sneaks up on you every single time or you have it diarized years in advance, passport renewal time is never really something we look forward to.  And when you are separated or divorced, the process can be even more burdensome. Passport Canada has very precise rules about children’s passport applications.  The parent making …

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Should a Sperm Donor be Held Liable for Child Support?

“Doctor sues gay friend for child support, 16 years after he first donated sperm to her” This eye-catching headline appeared recently in a national newspaper.  The article, written by Ashley Csanady, explores the unique facts of this case, and questions whether Bill 28, the All Families are Equal Act, might help protect sperm donors, such as …

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