Quebec’s Misguided Challenge to Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Law
Bill C-92, Quebec Reference, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families
Six months after Bill C-92 passed in Parliament and mere weeks before the new law comes into force on January 1, 2020, Québec initiated a reference before its Court of Appeal to challenge the constitutionality of An Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children, youth and families, SC 2019, c 24. We believe the reference is unlikely to succeed in quashing the Act but certain to cause delay.
Naiomi Metallic, Christine Guay & Hadley Friedland, "Quebec’s Misguided Challenge to Federal Indigenous Child Welfare Law" (January 23 2020), online (blog): Dalhousie Law Journal Blog < https://blogs.dal.ca/dlj/2020/01/23/quebecs-misguided-challenge-to-federal-indigenous-child-welfare-law/ > [https://perma.cc/9AJC-VT88].