Roadblock in child support fight
A court of appeal has rejected the argument of six women who feel Quebec's child support payments are unfair and unconstitutional.
But their lawyer isn't giving up the fight.
Anne-France Goldwater is defending the mothers' case. She says she will go to the Supreme Court because she feels strongly that children in Quebec deserve to get the kind of child support that exists everywhere in the country.
"Ottawa decided to go with the Quebec guildelines for Quebec kids," explains Goldwater, "so what you have are children across the country that receive an adequate level of child support, except Quebec."
For example, if a father is earning $50,000 a year he would have to pay $725 a month in support, but in Quebec, that payment is about $150 less per month.
Goldwater argues the guidelines are discriminatory but the judges did not agree.
"They don't see any past precedent where they can see that as discriminatory."
She says it's time for men to "pony up their share."
She will learn in the next couple of months if her case will be heard at the Supreme Court.