FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new booklet called A Grandparent’s Right to Spend Time with their Grandchildren was released today by the Public Legal Education and Information Service of New Brunswick (PLEIS-NB).

“We recognize the importance of fostering a healthy relationship between children and their grandparents,” said Justice and Public Safety Minister Denis Landry. “This new resource will serve as a helpful guide for grandparents who may have questions about their rights and the resources available to them.”

The booklet was produced by PLEIS-NB in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Public Safety. The project received funding from the Canadian Family Justice Fund and Justice Canada.

The free booklet contains information about the options grandparents have if they are denied the opportunity to spend time with their grandchildren, resources available to them when applying to court for access, and advice to help them navigate through a difficult situation.

It also contains a list of services and contacts available to grandparents seeking further information or legal advice. It is available in both official languages.

PLEIS-NB is a non-profit organization that seeks to educate and inform the public about the law. It receives funding and in-kind support from Justice Canada, the New Brunswick Law Foundation and the Office of the Attorney General.

A copy of the booklet may be obtained by emailing pleisnb@web.ca or by calling 1-888-236-2444. It is also available online.