CASELAW REVIEW

We have just posted the research report – CASELAW REVIEW OF THE FAMILY HOMES ON RESERVE AND MATRIMONIAL RIGHTS AND INTERESTS ACT

It has now been close to 5 years since the coming into force of the Provisional Federal Rules of FHRMIRA and close to 6 years since the coming into force of the law-making powers in the Act. This report dives into the treatment of FHRMIRA by the courts since it’s adoption in order to:

• review the courts’ interpretation of FHRMIRA;
• analyze how it has been used to create fair and just results for individuals following a separation or death;
• consider how and whether FHRMIRA has successfully balanced individual rights with the collective interests of First Nations;
• compare judgments since FHRIMRA came into force with certain pre-FHRMIRA cases to see the differences or similarities in the results; and finally, to
• discuss some of the issues that the courts and communities will have to address as we move forward to ensure that FHRMIRA can have the positive impact that its drafters and Parliament intended.

Matrimonial Real Property Conference 2019

Toronto, Ontario

~ Registration is now open ~

The hotel has extended the group rate deadline to October 24.

November 19-21, 2019

No cost to attend.

Conference travel subsidy of $500 per First Nation.

Click here for more information

Participation would be valuable to your :

Lands Manager, Lands Clerk, Housing Manager, Band Manager, Councillor, Social Services, Justice, Governance office, Policy Analyst

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Centre.

Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property

1-855-657-9992 or 705-657-9992

info@coemrp.ca

VIDEO SERIES: About the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Rights or Interests Act

The Centre of Excellence is pleased to share our latest video series. We hope you find these short videos useful and that First Nations & other stakeholders will utilize these videos in training and presentations as they pertain to law development or understanding the provisional federal rules.

This is a series of short videos that will provide information about the Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interest or Rights Act (“FHRMIRA”).

  • The series include:
    • Video #1 Why Canada Enacted The Family Homes on Reserve and Matrimonial Interest or Rights Act
    • Video #2 FHRMRA Authorizes First Nations to Enact Their Own MRP Law for the Community
    • Video #3 The Provisional Federal Rules and the Rights of Spouses and Common-Law Partners Upon Breakdown of the Relationship
    • Video #4 The FHRMIRA and the Rights of a Surviving Spouse or Common-law partner Upon the Death of Their Spouse or Common-Law Partner
    • Video #5 FHRMIRA and Valuation Provisions
    • Video #6 Using alternate dispute resolution mechanisms  or domestic agreements to help settle matrimonial real property issues
PLAYLIST – About the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Rights or Interests Act

Or you can view each video individually here on our site.