Research Report on the implementation of section 16 (Emergency Protection Orders) of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act

“Research Report on the implementation of Section 16 of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act” presented to COEMRP examines the implementation of Emergency Protection Orders (EPOs) that may be obtained pursuant to the provisional federal rules of the Act. These Emergency Protection Orders allow a court with a designated judge (designated by the province) to order that a spouse or common-law partner be excluded from the family home on an urgent basis in situations of family violence. This report will address the status of the implementation of section 16 of the Act by the provinces.

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