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Long-awaited Quebec legislation to recognize Inuit custom adoptions –

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2016697 Views

October 11, 2016

One in five newborns in Nunavik adopted under traditional practices

Nunavik leaders say they welcome long-awaited changes to Quebec legislation that will recognize the status of Inuit involved in traditional adoptions.

Bill 113, tabled in Quebec’s National Assembly Oct. 6, includes new provisions that will recognize Inuit custom adoption, to ensure the constitutional and treaty rights of adopted children and their parents are respected.

Bearing the lengthy title, “Act to amend the Civil Code and other legislative provisions as regard adoption and the disclosure of information,” the new law would require that a unique birth certificate be issued to reflect an adopted child’s new lineage.

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