2. A family is composed of spouses and of the children cared or provided for by at least one of the spouses, or of a person without a spouse and the children he or she cares or provides for. The conditions on which a person shall be considered, for the purposes of this Act, to be caring or providing for a child shall be determined by regulation.
A person or family to whom a child is entrusted under the Act respecting health services and social services (chapter S-4.2), the Act respecting health services and social services for Cree and Inuit Native persons (chapter S-5), the Youth Protection Act (chapter P-34.1) or the Young Offenders Act (Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter Y-1) shall not be considered as a family within the meaning of this Act in respect of the child.
For the purposes of this Act, in establishing the rank of children in a family, account shall be taken only of those children who give entitlement to a family allowance, from the eldest to the youngest.
1973, c. 36, s. 2; 1986, c. 103, s. 2; 1989, c. 4, s. 2; 1992, c. 21, s. 85.