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Did Appeal Court decision reinforce discrimination?

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 @ 3:20 PM | By Leena Yousefi

Are women to obtain preferential treatment under some aspects of our common law system? Or should the courts revisit such dated concepts and implement gender equality, which is what most women wish in our modern society?

These questions were bravely and intelligently posed by British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Peter Voith who squarely addressed and opened a dialogue with B.C.’s highest court, the Court of Appeal. The BCCA had confirmed and applied the common law principle of the presumption of advancement to a family law case....