Bill 35: major changes to the Civil Code following the Québec Ombudsman's recommendations | Protecteur du Citoyen
December 13, 2013

Bill 35: major changes to the Civil Code following the Québec Ombudsman's recommendations

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The Québec Ombudsman is satisfied to recognize that the new Act to amend the Civil Code as regards civil status, successions and the publication of rights – Bill 35, which was adopted very recently – echoes its recommendations.

Among other impacts, the new powers assigned to the Registrar of Civil Status give him more latitude in issuing "change of designation of sex" certificates and death certificates. This leeway solves some critical situations submitted in the past by the Québec Ombudsman to the Ministère de la Justice.