Minister Stéphanie Vallée celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Act on the Legal Capacity of Married Women

QUEBEC, 1 st July. 2014 / CNW Telbec / – The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec and Minister responsible for Status of Women, M me Stéphanie Vallée, held to mark the 50 th anniversary of the entry into force of the Act on the Legal Capacity of married women.

This is indeed the 1 st July 1964 the Bill o 16 to amend the Civil Code of Lower Canada came into force, at the initiative of M me Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain , first female MP and Minister the history of Quebec under the government of Jean Lesage .

“The adoption of this law in 1964 put an end to the legal incapacity of married women. We must salute the determination of M me Marie-Claire Kirkland-Casgrain has advanced the cause of equality between women and men in political, economic and social matters. The fruits of his actions helped shape modern Quebec as we know it today, an open, inclusive and anxious to recognize the full contribution of all its citizens and all its citizens “Quebec, said Minister Stephanie valley.

Legislative changes introduced by the Bill o 16 have corrected several inequity for women married in community of property. In legal terms, a woman under the matrimonial regime found itself in the same rank as a minor or a person with disability. It was therefore not only sign a lease or any other type of contract, as a benefit to the property, to exercise a profession if her husband was opposed to act as executor or bring a litigation.


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