27. For the purposes of this Division, the spouse is the person who fulfils the conditions prescribed in the first and third paragraphs of section 85 of the Act.
Spousal status is established on the day on which payment of the pension to the purchaser begins or on the day preceding his death, whichever comes first. The fourth paragraph of section 85 of the Act applies, with the necessary modifications, with respect to the spouse referred to in this section.
O.C. 1158-90, s. 27; O.C. 173-2002, s. 21.