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Law on conception via reproductive technology after death raising questions

Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 11:07 AM | By Kristine Anderson

Ontario has recently made legislative changes to include unborn children of a deceased conceived posthumously in the definition of “child” in several pieces of legislation including the provisions of the Succession Law Reform Act  (SLRA) that deal with applications for dependant’s relief.

The changes were prescribed through the All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendment), which came into force on Jan. 1, 2017.

Prior to these changes a “child” was defined in the SLRA to include children conceived before and born alive...