Feb
18
2020

Islanders invited to comment on upcoming changes to children’s law legislation

The public is invited to provide input to upcoming changes to legislation impacted children in Prince Edward Island to help modernize and strengthen the justice system for families. 

Upcoming legislative changes will help align provincial and federal legislation and combine various pieces of legislation related to children into one modern piece of legislation. With the intended changes, Island families should also have easier access to justice for legal matters related to children and more out of court resolution supports. 

“The court system can be overwhelming and emotions can intensify when it relates to family matters. That is why we need to hear from the public to ensure their voices are captured to help make these upcoming changes. We want to alleviate as much pressure as possible for Island families who are facing difficult legal matters by having strong and robust legislation in place."

- Justice and Public Safety Minister Bloyce Thompson

Islanders are encouraged to review the Consultation Paper and provide written submissions by email to justicepolicy@gov.pe.ca by March 6, 2020.

Media contact:
Vicki Tse
Department of Justice and Public Safety
vickitse@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries

Legal and Policy Services Division
4th Floor South, Shaw Building
95 Rochford Street
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6522

legalservices@gov.pe.ca