Quebec may review family laws
Quebec's Justice minister says he may open up a wider discussion on this province's family laws now that the Lola decision has come down.
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Minister Bertrand St-Arnaud says he satisfied and relieved that the Supreme Court didn't impose the rules of marriage on Quebec's 1.2 million common law couples.
"It causes less problems in the short term," he says. He also says he's glad the judges did not tell Quebec's law-makers what to do.
However, he's not closing the door to changing Quebec's laws anyway.
St. Arnaud says he's considering holding a larger review on the entirety of Quebec's family laws.
"Maybe its time to have a reflection about this question. Maybe. I will think about that in the upcoming weeks," says St. Arnaud.
He would not say what questions any review would consider, what form it would take, or whether it would indeed occur.
CAQ and Liberals react
Botht the CAQ and Liberals are applauding the decision, but both say they are also open to holding a review of Quebec's current laws.