MJLH Podcast 2019 – Surrogacy Law

Summary

Currently, Section 6 of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act prohibits payment to surrogates. The only type of legal surrogacy is voluntary and benevolent, and there is no legal framework surrounding it. Parliament is exploring the idea of amending the Assisted Human Reproduction Act in order to decriminalize commercial surrogacy.

This podcast features 4 interviews that touch on a range of issues relating to surrogacy, including a contractual aspect, proposed legislation, and social concerns, to name a few. We hope to explore different perspectives to develop a better idea of surrogacy laws in Quebec and the rest of Canada – how they exist now, how and why they have developed in this direction, and where they may be headed.

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From left to right: Sidney Rotchin, Bianca Braganza, MP Anthony Housefather

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From left to right: Sidney Rotchin, Bianca Braganza, MP Anthony Housefather

Speakers:

Professor Rosalie Jukier, Dr. Kathleen Hammond, MP Anthony Housefather,

Stefanie Carsley Ph.D Candidate

Hosts: 

Bianca Braganza (BCL/LLB Candidate), Sidney Rotchin (BCL/LLB Candidate)

Editor: 

Laura Michaud-Ouellette (PharmD, BCL LLB Candidate)

Podcast

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