Out and About
Meeting with fertility advisors
On October 16th, 2018, Senator Boyer met with fertility advisors to discuss the hot topic of payment for surrogacy.
On October 16th, 2018, Senator Boyer met fertility advisors to discuss the hot topic of payment for surrogacy. According to the Government of Canada (2013), 16% of Canadians experience infertility. This number does not take into account the members of the LGBTQ2SI community who also look to surrogacy for starting a family. Outside of relevant reimbursements, paying a surrogate in Canada can result in breaking federal law and huge consequences. The government states that the laws regarding surrogacy exist to avoid the exploitation of women and children. However, the Canadian Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA) contains vague language and outdated laws. Quite often the AHRA works against the surrogate’s best interest by denying the surrogate the right to fair compensation.