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O. Reg. 86/00: ONTARIO STUDENT LOANS

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ONTARIO REGULATION 86/00

made under the

Ministry of Colleges and Universities Act

Made: February 2, 2000
Filed: February 7, 2000

Amending Reg. 774 of R.R.O. 1990

(Ontario Student Loans)

1. (1) The definition of “financial resources” in subsection 1 (1) of Regulation 774 of the Revised Regulations of Ontario, 1990 is amended by,

(a) striking out “spouse” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “spouse, same–sex partner”;

(b) striking out “spouse” in clause (c) and substituting “spouse, same–sex partner”;

(c) striking out “spouse” in clause (d) and substituting “spouse or same–sex partner”;

(d) striking out “spouse” in clause (e) and substituting “spouse, same–sex partner”;

(e) striking out “spouse” in clause (f) and substituting “spouse, same–sex partner”; and

(f) striking out “spouse” in clause (g) and substituting “spouse, same–sex partner”.

(2) Clause (c) of the definition of “single student” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “spouse” and substituting “spouse or same–sex partner”.

(3) The definition of “sole–support student” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by,

(a) striking out “a single student or a married student” in the portion before clause (a) and substituting “a single student, a married student or a student with a same–sex partner”;

(b) striking out “spouse” in subclause (c) (i) and substituting “spouse or same–sex partner”; and

(c) striking out “spouse” in subclause (c) (ii) and substituting “spouse or same–sex partner”.

(4) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definition:

“same–sex partner” means either of two persons of the same sex who,

(a) have lived together in a conjugal relationship outside marriage continuously for a period of not less than three years, or

(b) have lived together in a conjugal relationship outside marriage in a relationship of some permanence, if they are the natural or adoptive parents of a child;

(5) The definition of “spouse” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by,

(a) striking out “are not married to each other and have cohabited” in clause (c) and substituting “have lived together in a conjugal relationship outside marriage”; and

(b) striking out “are not married to each other and have cohabited” in clause (d) and substituting “have lived together in a conjugal relationship outside marriage”.

(6) The definition of “student” in subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “a married student” and substituting “a married student, a student with a same–sex partner”.

(7) Subsection 1 (1) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definition:

“student with a same–sex partner” means a person who,

(a) is a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident within the meaning of the Immigration Act (Canada),

(b) meets the residency requirements for a student loan under subsection (1.1), and

(c) on the last day of the month in which classes normally begin in the eligible institution for the period for which the person is applying for a student loan,

(i) has a same–sex partner who is expected by the Minister to contribute towards the education costs for the period for which the person is applying for a student loan, and

(ii) does not have a child who is dependent on the person for support;

(8) Clause 1 (1.1) (b) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “sponsor or spouse” wherever it occurs and substituting in each case “sponsor, spouse or same–sex partner”.

2. Clause 5 (2) (b) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “a married student” and substituting “a married student, student with a same–sex partner”.

3. Clause 7 (2) (c) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “spouse” and substituting “spouse or same–sex partner”.

4. Clause 12 (1) (c) of the Regulation is amended by striking out “the gross income of the spouse of the borrower from all sources and the family size of the borrower” and substituting “the gross income of the spouse or same–sex partner of the borrower and the obligations of the borrower and of the borrower’s spouse or same–sex partner to children who are dependent on the borrower, spouse or same–sex partner.”

5. This Regulation comes into force on March 1, 2000.