Ontario Legislation

CHRONOLOGY OF ONTARIO ADOPTION BILLS

In 1978 the Child Welfare Act was amended to introduce a voluntary disclosure registry. This led to challenge by Elizabeth Ferguson which failed.

Bill 77:
1984 (Replaced the Child Welfare Act of 1978 as The Child and Family Services Act)
3rd Reading Dec 1984 (contained the infamous Section 157 which was not passed when the Act was passed)
Assent Nov 1985
Garber Report commissioned and published in Nov 1985 because of public outcry led to Bill 165 (see below)

Bill 165: (An Act to Amend the Child and Family Services Act)
1st Reading Dec 1, 1986
2nd Reading Jan 13, 1987
3rd Reading Jan 26, 1987
Assent Feb 3, 1987
Proclaimed July 6, 1987

Bill 233:
1st Reading June 27, 1990

Bill 158: Tony Martin NDP
1st Reading May 4, 1994
2nd Reading May 12, 1994
Hearings Nov 1994 recommended for 3rd Reading
3rd Reading failed Dec 8, 1994
Parliament prorogued…Election June 1995

Bill 39: Alex Cullen NDP
1st Reading June 10, 1998
Parliament prorogued in December

Bill 88: Marilyn Churley NDP
1st Reading Dec 2, 1998
2nd Reading Dec 10,1998
Parliament prorogued in December

Bill 108:  Marilyn Churley NDP
1st Reading June 22, 2000
2nd Reading Nov 23, 2000
Parliament prorogued in December

Bill 77:  Marilyn Churley NDP
1st Reading June 6, 2001
2nd Reading June 28, 2001
Hearings Nov/Dec 2002 recommended 3rd Reading
Parliament prorogued summer 2003

Bill 16: Marilyn Churley NDP
1st Reading May 5, 2003
2nd Reading May 15, 2003
Election in September 2003

Bill 60: Wayne Wettlaufer PC
1st Reading May 27, 2003
2nd Reading June 12, 203
Election in September 2003

Bill 14: Marilyn Churley NDP
1st Reading Dec 4, 2003 still alive

Bill 183: Sandra Pupatello LIB
1st Reading March 29 2005
2nd Reading May 3 2005
3rd Reading November 1 2005
Court Challenge June 25 2007
Proclamation Sept. 17 2007
Struck Down Sept 19 2007

Bill 12  Madeline Meilleur LIB
1st Reading December 10 2007
2nd Reading April 3, 2008
3rd Reading May 14, 2008
Assent May 14, 2008
Came into effect June 1, 2009

 

July 28, 2014

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