In our previous blog we shared a critique of Ontario’s Bill 28, the All Families Are Equal Act (Parentage and Related Registrations Statute Law Amendment), 2016. We noted that while Bill 28 introduces some much needed changes to the law, it may also have unintended consequences for surrogacy.
This blog became the basis for a submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy, which is currently reviewing the Bill. Please find below a link to submissions made by Lisa Feldstein with respect to how Bill 28 could impact surrogacy in Ontario, and two suggestions for improvements. The submissions do not address all of the issues with Bill 28, but focus on the risk that surrogacy agreements could be legislated to be unenforceable.