Grandparents' rights have certainly come a long way in parts of Canada. A generation ago there was not much a grandparent could do when they were not able to see grandchildren because of the wishes of the parents. Grandparents often lost touch with precious grandchildren due to divorce and separation that had nothing to do with the grandparents.
This recent story in the Edmonton Journal talks about grandparents' rights to access to their grandchildren, and the changes to Alberta law that protect those rights. Click here to read it.